Families urged to apply for £250 grant to help with school costs

Published on 19 Aug 2021, 16:38
Families across Scotland have been urged to apply for a payment designed to help with the costs of preparing a child for school.

The one-off payment of £252.50 is available to eligible families when a child is old enough to start primary school.

It can be used to buy everyday supplies such as a new pair of shoes, books and school bags.

Applications for the Best Start Grant School Age Payment are currently open for children born between March 1, 2016 and February 28, 2017.

Parents or carers have until February 28, 2022 to apply.