Sure Start Maternity Grant

What you'll get

A Sure Start Maternity Grant is £500 and you do not have to pay it back.

You may not get a grant if you already have children.

If you already have children under 16

You can only get a grant if either:

  • you’re expecting a multiple birth (such as twins)
  • the child you’re caring for is someone else’s
Children under 16 Grant if you have twins Grant if you have triplets
You have 1 or more (and none of them are from multiple births) £500 £1,000
You’ve already had twins £0 £500
You’ve already had triplets £0 £0

How you’re paid

All benefits, pensions and allowances are paid into your bank, building society or credit union account.