Best Start Grant

Is your child aged between 2 years old and 3 years 6 months old. If so you may be able to apply for the Early Learning Payment of the Best Start Grant.

Please be aware that applications for the School Age Payment of the Best Start Grant open on 1st June 2021. 

When you need to apply for the School Age Payment depends on when your child was born:

Your child’s date of birth When you can apply
Between 1 March 2014 and 28 February 2015 Last date for applications was 29 February 2020
Between 1 March 2015 and 29 February 2016 Between 1 June 2020 and 28 February 2021
Between 1 March 2016 and 28 February 2017 Between 1 June 2021 and 28 February 2022

You cannot apply outwith these dates.

You cannot apply for the School Age Payment for a child born before 1 March 2014.

If you get the School Age Payment, you’ll get ¬£252.50 for each child you can get the payment for.

More details for either grant and how to apply are available by clicking here.

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