Child support grant | Western Cape Government

Child support grant


Taking care of a child can be expensive and as a primary caregiver with little or no income, it can be even tougher. If you need help to raise the child you're looking after, you can apply for a child support grant - here's how.  Father and daughter doing homework together.

What's a child support grant?

The child support grant is one of the grants administered by the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) to help you support and look after your child.

It's aimed at lower-income households to help parents with the costs of the basic needs of their child. The grant is not meant to replace other income but intended to bridge the gap in the cost of living. 

What is the grant amount?

The amount changes every year, but the child support grant is currently R410 a month, per child.


The content on this page was last updated on 19 November 2018