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Apply for the School Age Payment before Sunday deadline

Bill Kidd MSP encourages eligible families with five year olds to apply for the School Age Payment before the Sunday 28th February Deadline.

This applies to parents who have deferred their child’s entry to school from August 2020 to August 2021, and to parents who are home schooling their children. This grant can be used for things like clothes, books and home-schooling materials, or anything else you need for your child. Additionally, parents who weren’t eligible when the payment opened in June but whose circumstances have changed may now be eligible for this money. 

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Eligible people can also apply for the new Scottish Child Payment at the same time - this is an extra £40 every 4 weeks for children under 6.

 Check your eligibility and apply here: https://www.mygov.scot/best-start-grant-best-start-foods/ 

Roadmap Out of COVID19 Restrictions- February 2021-June 2021

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More details can be found on the Scottish Government website about the easing of restriction: https://www.gov.scot/news/gradually-easing-lockdown-restrictions/

Stay up to date with guidance and information here: https://www.gov.scot/coronavirus-covid-19/ 

Discretionary Fund Deadline- apply by 5pm, Friday 19th February

The Scottish Government Discretionary Fund is aimed at businesses with under 50 employees or the self employed who have not had to close or adapt their operations due to restrictions, but have been significantly financially impacted by COVID19. This fund offers grants ranging from levels of £3000 to £6000 to £9000, depending on the  number of employees working for your busines. 
Applications must be submitted before 5pm on Friday 19th February 2021. Only one application can be made per business. Please check the GCC website for more details and the eligibility criteria. https://www.glasgow.gov.uk/discretionaryfund
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Bill Kidd MSP


Bill is MSP for Glasgow Anniesland. 

His major political interests are the development of policies to eradicate poverty, job creation, housing policy and an end to the nuclear power and weapons programmes of successive British Governments.

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