Best Start Grant

Best Start Grant School Age Payment is a £250 payment from Social Security Scotland made around the time a child normally starts Primary 1 to help with the costs of starting school. You may be eligible if you are the parent or carer of the child, and you get certain benefits or tax credits.

If your child was born between 1 March 2015 and 29 February 2016 you will be able to apply between 1 June 2020 and 28 February 2021.
For more information and to apply please visit or call Freephone 0800 182 2222.