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.