The child support grant is an unconditional cash grant paid to the caregivers of eligible children. It is the biggest of all grants in distribution numbers, and now reaches close to 12 million children each month.
The Foster Child Grant (FCG) is a grant of R890 per month in 2016, paid to the caregiver of a child who has been placed in foster care by a court. 470,000 children receive FCGs. Most of them are orphans living with family members.