Raising young children can be expensive. The Best Start Grant School Age Payment can help ease some of that burden with a £250 payment towards the costs of starting school.
The Best Start Grant School Age Payment is a £250 payment made around the time a child normally starts Primary 1.
It is open to people who get tax credits or certain benefits and are a parent or carer of a child born between between 1 March 2016 and 28 February 2017.
People are encouraged to apply online at mygov.scot/beststart or by calling 0800 182 2222
If eligible you can also apply for Scottish Child Payment and other Best Start Grant payments at the same time.