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.