Please see the information below regarding financial assistance available for families.

Click here to view a presentation on assistance with the cost of living

Click here for assistance with applying for Free School Meals


Boclair Academy - Financial support for families - web links

Citizen’s advice - Free impartial financial advice and support:


Child Tax Credit - online application. Child Tax Credit is paid to help people with the costs of bringing up a child. It is being replaced by Universal Credit so only some people can still claim Child Tax Credit:


Universal Credit - how to apply:


Scottish child payment, online application - If eligible, it's a weekly payment of £25 that you can get for every child you look after who's under 16 years of age:


Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) online application/ renewal:


School clothing grant - Clothing grants will be paid to parents/carers whose children attend a school managed by the East Dunbartonshire Council and who get one of the following benefits: Income Support or Jobseekers Allowance (Income Based) Housing Benefit and/or Council Tax Reduction Employment and Support Allowance (Income Related):


Free school meals online application form:


Warm home discount scheme - You could get £150 off your electricity bill for winter 2022 to 2023 under the Warm Home Discount Scheme:


Turn 2 us - Find out what support may be available to you:


Scottish welfare fund - The Scottish Welfare Fund is there to help you if you are on benefits, have a low income or are having problems in paying a one-off expense: