The Best Start Grant ‘School Age Payment’ is a new £250 payment to help with the costs of preparing for school when a child is old enough to start Primary 1.
The application window for children born between 1 March 2015 and 29 February 2016 is open NOW until 28 February 2021.
If you’re a parent over 18, you can apply whether you’re in work or not, as long as you’re getting one of the following:
• Universal Credit
• Child Tax Credit
• Working Tax Credit
• Housing Benefit
• Income Support
• Pension Credit
• Income-based Jobseekers Allowance (JSA)
• Income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
Apply for the grant at: https://www.mygov.scot/best-start-grant-best-start-foods/
If you need help, or you’d prefer to apply by phone, call 0800 182 2222.