The Best Start Grant offers a one off grant of £600 for a first child and £300 for each subsequent child when they are born.
It also pays a grant of £250 when the child starts nursery and another £250 when they start school.
You will be eligible for this grant if:
If you're aged under 18, you'll be eligible for best start grant regardless of income.
If you're aged 18 or over, you'll be eligible for best start grant if you or your partner get any of the following benefits:
• Universal credit
• Income support
• Income-based jobseeker’s allowance
• Income-related employment and support allowance
• Pension credit
• Housing benefit
• Child tax credit
• Working tax credit