Help with childcare costs
You can get up to £500 every 3 months (up to £2,000 a year) for each of your children to help with the costs of childcare. This goes up to £1,000 every 3 months if a child is disabled (up to £4,000 a year).
Find out more about tax-free childcare on GOV.UK.
If you need help with childcare costs for children aged 2 to 4, visit our help with childcare costs page.
Free school meals and uniforms
Free school meals and clothing grants to help parents buy school uniforms are available for pupils whose parents or carers receive certain benefits.
We are committed to building shared prosperity in the borough by providing your child with the best education and support opportunities.
Crisis Prevention Scheme
You may be able to get up to £900 to help deal with a financial emergency if you don't have enough money for basics like food, gas and electricity.
You can claim Child Benefit if you're responsible for bringing up a child who is under 16 or under 20 if they are in education or training.
Find out more about Child Benefit on GOV.UK.
Healthy Start vouchers
Find out more about Healthy Start vouchers.
Funded by H&F Council, the Rose Vouchers Project helps residents living in poverty with children under the age of five get fresh fruit and vegetables from local market stalls.
Help with maternity costs
You could claim a one-off payment of £500 to help with the costs of having a child.
Find out more about the Sure Start Maternity Grant on GOV.UK.
Claim a real nappy voucher
If you are pregnant or have a baby and live in H&F, you are entitled to one free real nappy voucher worth £45.
This can be used to purchase any real nappies and related accessories from the Washable Nappy Company.
For more information see our real nappies page.