What is Best Start Grant?
Best Start Grants will replace Sure Start Maternity Grant and Healthy Start Food Vouchers.
It will provide money to help families on lower incomes to keep their children healthy and ready to learn in early years.
It has four parts:
Best Start Foods: a payment card to help mothers and children get the healthy food they need.
Pregnancy and new baby grant: to help families to buy the things they need for their new baby.
Early learning grant: to help with costs of early learning around the age of 2 or 3.
School age grant: to help with the costs of starting school.