We have put together answers to the commonly asked questions by our customers, click on the question to reveal the answer.

  • What activities are there in the Govan area for myself and my kids?

    There are loads going on in the Govan area for everyone. For information about children’s activities you can download our Activities Directory from this website.

    You can also find information on pre 5 activities in South West Glasgow, such as playgroups and parent and toddler groups or by contacting the Scottish Pre-School Play Association 21-23 Granville Street, Glasgow G3 7EE, or give them a call on 0141 225 2946.

    Some information on activities for adults is included on our website (link). However there is so much going on in Govan that it isn’t possible to list everything – but parents can contact us to ask about their specific needs and we will try to help. You can email us at hello@govanhelp.org or gives us a call on 0141 445 6481.

  • What is the Kidz Card and how do I get one?

    Glasgow Kidz Card

    Anyone aged 5 to 11, living or attending school within the Glasgow City Council boundary, can obtain the card free of charge!

    As a card holder, you'll benefit from lots of discounts around Glasgow, free swimming, free films and regular competitions. In addition to this there is also Zest where many of the activities are free with your Kidz Card.

    For more information on how to apply and a full list of benefits available with the card visit the Glasgow Kidz Card webpages on the Glasgow Life website.

  • How can I apply for Free School Meals and Clothing Grants for school uniforms?

    Free School Meals and Clothing Grants

    Students may be entitled to free school meals and/or a clothing grant if they attend a Primary, Secondary or Additional Support Needs Establishments within Glasgow City Council.

    Applications for free school meals can be accepted at any time throughout the year.

    The clothing grant is £110.00 for each child. Applications for clothing grant received before June of each year will usually be paid in time for the child(ren) going back to school, with the exception of 16+ applicants. Applications for a school year already started must be in before the closing date of 31st March each year.

    Applications received after 31st March each year will NOT be processed for the current academic year. A fresh application will be required and a new application form will become available in May each year for the next school session beginning in August.

    Important Information about your Grant Payment

    Your clothing grant payment will be paid directly into your bank or building society account by an electronic transfer called BACS. Paying this money directly into your account means it is easier and quicker for you to access it. If you do not have a bank account you can apply to any bank for a current account. Alternatively, if you are having difficulty opening a bank account you can apply to open an account using Scotcash who can be contacted on 0141 276 0525.

  • Cash for Kids at Christmas – what is it and how can I get it?

    Each year the Radio Clyde Cash for Kids appeal collects money to give to families on low income to help provide a Christmas treat. In recent years the award has been £25.00 per eligible child. Each child must be 15 or under on 24th December. Where Social Work is working with a family, they will usually make an application.

    Govan H.E.L.P. also applies for funding for eligible kids for families we are working with. This usually happens around the end of September. We will advertise the date and details for registration on this website.

  • Can I get any help towards my electricity / heating costs?

    Do you find it hard to heat your home?

    Some good news, you can get help to cut your bills and make your home warmer. Some people even qualify for extra income, discounted energy rates, free insulation or a new central heating system. Call the Home Energy Scotland Hotline today on 0800 512 012 or complete our interactive Home Energy Check.

Govan Home & Education Link Project

  • The Pearce Institute,
    1st Floor,
    840-860 Govan Road,
    G51 3UU

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