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The online funds management system that enables you to digitise your process and improve access to funding for all students.

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The funding process just got easier…

Say goodbye to paper forms, Excel spreadsheets, email threads and multiple evidence formats.

Everything in one place

Manage all types of funding applications and cases remotely (and securely in a GDPR compliant cloud-based environment) while ensuring students have access to the financial support and learning they need.

Smart application forms

Use dynamic application forms, customisable to your university, to support students with submitting all relevant information and evidence first time.

Automation

Leverage automated notifications for missing evidence, learning assignments, and application outcomes.

Time saving

An intuitive, streamlined process means less admin, minimal back and forth communication and reduced anxiety for students.

Instant payments

An easy, fast and secure process enables instant payments for students in need.

Accessible and inclusive

Our tools are inclusive and accessible for everyone, making the process easier for students with special requirements.

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Remote support has never been more important

For applicants

Easy access

Discover and apply for funds online, from a single Funding Hub.

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Smart application forms

Maximise the chance of a first time successful submission with a dynamic, guided application process.

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Financial wellbeing

Reduce anxiety while growing financial knowledge and budgeting skills with online learning courses.

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Emergency support

Receive an immediate payment for certain types of funds or staggered payments to help with budgeting.

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For staff

Streamline your process

Manage all funds, loans and scholarships from a single dashboard.

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Save time

Automate the collection of evidence, requests for further information and email nudges.

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Improve remote management

Deliver frictionless support for applicants, from wherever you are to wherever they are.

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Impactful tools

Instant payments, case tracking, and evidence management – all available in one place.

Plus, easily organise workload and collaborate with colleagues by adding team members and assigning statuses to cases.

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Bringing real change to the student experience

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Blackbullion partners are already using the Funding Tool

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550+

pieces of evidence processed every two weeks

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48h

average application processing time, reduced from 2-4 weeks

“A lot of the time when I fill out a form, I find it really difficult, especially being dyslexic. But the Blackbullion application form is easy to read and really straightforward. I prefer it to my university’s previous process.”

Funding applicant Goldsmiths, University of London

“The application process was pretty straight forward for me and I didn’t need any help while I was applying. I just followed the instructions.”

Funding applicant University of Suffolk
University of Suffolk

Streamlining funding applications with the Blackbullion Funding Tool

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UWE Bristol

Applying an institution-wide approach to financial education

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York St John University

Impact of Hardship Fund Integration with Blackbullion

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Liverpool John Moores University

Net gains: successful implementation from day one

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University of Suffolk logo

Streamlining funding applications with the Blackbullion Funding Tool

Read story
UWE Bristol logo

Applying an institution-wide approach to financial education

Read story
York St John University logo

Impact of Hardship Fund Integration with Blackbullion

Read story
Liverpool John Moores University logo

Net gains: successful implementation from day one

Read story

7 steps to streamline your funding application process

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Fund set-up

University sets fund(s) up in our funds management system

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Eligibility

Applicant discovers eligible funds via the Funding Hub

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Application process

Applicant is guided through the online application process and uploads evidence

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Review

Staff member receives the application for review

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Learning assignment

Applicant completes learning assignment tailored to their situation

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Application processing

Staff member decides if application is successful/unsuccessful

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Applicant notified

Applicant receives decision (and immediate payment – if this additional package is opted for)

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“When the pandemic happened, we had to transition to that remote, work from home environment pretty quickly. The next day I was doing student assessments from my mum’s kitchen table, like I was still in the office. The transition was seamless and there’s been no disruption to the student experience.”

Mark Sadler Student Support Coordinator Goldsmiths, University of London
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‘‘It’s intuitive, easy to use, and has been invaluable in the last few months when all of a sudden, the whole process has had to be online.’’

Paul Beaven Assistant Manager (Exams and Financial Support Fund) University of Suffolk

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