Supports, Grant and Free School Meals

Scottish Child Payment

“We will introduce a new Scottish Child Payment for low-income families with children under six. The Scottish Child Payment will open for applications in November 2020, with first payments beginning from the end of February 2021. This is a delay of only two months from the original timetable, despite the significant impact of COVID-19. This means that low-income families with a child under six will be able to apply for £10 per child, per week – equivalent to £520 per year. There are no limits on the number of eligible children supported by the Scottish Child Payment.”

Best Start Grant:

Find out if you can get free school meals and help towards schoolwear costs at the City of Edinburgh Council


School Dinners

Primary 1 to Primary 3 children are entitled to Free School Meals.

From August 2016 School Dinners  cost £2.05 for Primary 4 to Primary 7.