Best start for families

11/06/2019

News story

A new package of benefits recently launched offers a helping hand to families all over the country. The Best Start Grant package provides extra help to families on a low income to help support their child during their early years. 

And the Best Start Grant School Age Payment is now open for applications.

This is a one-off payment of £250 available around the time a child would normally start Primary 1. The first application window for the School Age Payment will run until Feb 2020, and children who were born from March 1, 2014 to February 28, 2015 inclusive will be the right age to claim.

The School Age Payment is the third in the Scottish Government's Best Start Grant package of payments that is providing extra money to families in Scotland who are on a low income to help support their child during their early years.

More details of the grant package and how to apply can be found HERE