There are 3 ways you can apply for Best Start Grant and Best Start Foods:
- apply online now
- by calling 0800 182 2222 (freephone, 9am to 3pm, Monday to Friday). If you're a British Sign Language user, you can use the contactSCOTLAND app to contact Social Security Scotland by video relay
- by filling in a paper form
If you need help
If you're not able to finish filling in an online or paper form, you can get help to complete it by calling 0800 182 2222.
If you need a large print paper form
You can get a large print paper form by calling 0800 182 2222.
If you do not want to apply in English
By calling 0800 182 2222, you can:
- apply over the phone in any of over 100 languages
- ask for a paper form to be sent to you in any of over 100 languages
Languages you can request include Urdu, Polish, Scottish Gaelic and many of the other languages used in Scotland. You cannot apply online in any language other than English.
Other ways you can get help or advice
You can get face to face advice about Best Start Grant from Citizens Advice Scotland.
You can also go to GOV.UK if you need help to apply for any other UK benefits or payments, such as:
- Universal Credit
- Child Benefit
- any type of tax credits