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Best Start Grant and Best Start Foods

The Best Start Grant is three cash payments that you can apply for if you're a parent or a carer.

The grant includes 3 one-off cash payments:

  • Pregnancy and Baby Payment
  • Early Learning Payment
  • School Age Payment

Best Start Foods is a prepaid card that you can use to buy healthy food for children under three. This is a new payment that will replace the Government's Healthy Start Vouchers.

You can apply for Best Start Grant and Best Start Foods if:

  • you live in Scotland
  • you're on certain benefits
  • you're pregnant or are a parent/main carer for a child

For more information and to apply see the Best Start Grant and Best Start Foods page on the Scottish Government website.