Balwearie High School

Financial Support for Families

Financial Help For Families

 The Covid 19 crisis has put a real strain on everyone’s finances, but there’s help available.  If you don’t already receive Best Start grants, Free School Meals, School Clothing grants and Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) then now is a good time to check whether you might be eligible.

 The Best Start Grant School Age Payment is £250 to help to cover the cost of sending a child to school for the first time.  Information and applications can be found at

 The School Clothing Grant in Fife is £100 per child per year to help pay for school uniforms, and Free School Meals can really ease the pressure of food costs. Apply for both here:

Fife Free School Meals and Clothing Grant

 An Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) can provide £30 per week to help your 16-19 year old continue learning. For more information and to apply please follow this link: Education Maintenance Allowance

 If you need support in applying for any of these grants, then please contact your child’s school and they can advise you or put you in touch with someone who can help -