Scottish Child Payment
You could be entitled to the new Scottish Child Payment which will give eligible families £40 for each child under six to help with the costs of looking after your child.
Carers Allowance Supplement
The Scottish Government is paying a supplement to people in receipt of carer’s allowance.
Child Disability Payment
Disability Living Allowance (DLA) for children will be transferred to the Scottish Government in 2021 and will be renamed the Child Disability Payment.
Best Start Scotland
The Scottish Government has now replaced the Sure Start Maternity grant with Best Start Pregnancy and Baby grant.
Scottish Welfare Fund
The Scottish Welfare Fund provides several grants and payments for people facing a crisis or needing essential household items. You may be able to get a community care grant or a budgeting loan to buy things you need for your home.
Winter Support Fund for Children and Families
The Scottish Government has provided Local Authorities additional funding for children who get Free School Meals (FSM). Families will receive a payment of £100 per child to help over the Christmas 2020 school holiday. A further additional payment will be made in February 2021 to cover the Spring break.