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School Clothing Grant to Support 2,473 Angus Children

£239,000 Additional Funding Locally Graeme has encouraged any eligible parents who have not already done so to apply for the Scottish Government’s School Clothing Grant, which an estimated 2,473 school children across Angus are set to benefit from. The grant helps families pay for school

£335,000 to Angus Council for Kids Summer Activates

Key Scottish Government Investment Confirmed Graeme has said he is ‘delighted’ that Angus Council is set to receive £335,000 from the Scottish Government to encourage children to play and socialise as part of the recovery from the pandemic. Local authorities across Scotland will benefit from

90,000 Children to Benefit from Free School Meals

Agreement Reached With Councils Graeme has welcomed confirmation that new free school meal support in term time will benefit more than 90,000 primary school pupils. The Scottish Government and local authority partners have reached agreement to introduce universal free school lunches for primary 4 and

Apply for the Best Start Grant

Graeme is urging eligible families in Angus to apply for this year’s Best Start Grant School Age Payment, as applications open today. The payment, which is only available in Scotland, is open to families who get tax credits or certain other benefits and have a child

Supporting Children, Families & Young People

First 100 Days: Best Start, Best Chances These are serious times which require serious government and experienced leadership. The SNP is determined to make Scotland the best place to grow up, to give children and young people a fair start in life and help families

Getting Kids Active

Delivering for Scotland #8: Physical Education Being physically active is one of the very best things we can do for our physical and mental health. That is particularly important to instil in children from the very beginning of their schooling – for their own wellbeing

Putting Angus’ Children First

A Manifesto for Angus South: School & Early Years Investment In her speech launching the SNP’s election manifesto, the First Minister Nicola Sturgeon was clear: “I promise the young people of Scotland that I will do everything I possibly can to make sure you do

Tackling Child Poverty Here in Angus

A Manifesto for Angus South: The Scottish Child Payment This year the SNP introduced the ‘game-changing’ Scottish Child Payment, which is already making a difference to families across Angus at a time when they need it most. The innovative new benefit – the most ambitious anti-poverty

No Child Going Hungry

Delivering for Scotland #15: Free School Meals No pupil should struggle to learn because of poverty, and amongst the wide range of ambitious measures being taken by the SNP in government to tackle child poverty is the provision of free school meals. These are critical