The £250 Best Start Grant School Age Payment can be used for anything from a coat and shoes to books or days out. The application deadline is 29 February 2020, so don't miss out!

You can get Best Start Grant and Best Start Foods:

  • if your child is the right age for a payment
  • whether you're in work or not, as long as you're on certain payments or benefits
  • as long as you're the parent of a child, or the main person looking after the child

If you can get more than one payment at the same time

You only need to fill in the Best Start Grant and Best Start Foods form once to apply for all the payments you can get now.

If you can get one payment now and another in the future, you'll need to fill in a new form each time you apply.

More information is available on the Scottish Government website.