Best Start Grants are made up of 3 possible payments. These provide parents and carers who receive certain benefits or tax credits with financial support during the key early years of a child's life.
Pregnancy and Baby Payment is £600 on the birth of your 1st child and £300 on birth of subsequent children, you can apply from 24 weeks in your pregnancy until your baby is 6 months old.
Early Learning Payment is £250 for when your child is between 2 yrs and 3.5 years old to help with costs of early learning.
School Age Payment is £250 to help with costs preparing your child to start primary 1. If your child was born between 1 March 2015 and 29 February 2016 and is due to start school in August 2020 or you are deferring your child place until August 2021 then applications for this grant open 1 June 2020 until 28 February 2021.
For more information please contact Money Advice Team 0141 634 2673 or to apply here