The online funds management system that enables you to digitise your process and improve access to funding for all students.
Say goodbye to paper forms, Excel spreadsheets, email threads and multiple evidence formats.
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.
Use dynamic application forms, customisable to your university, to support students with submitting all relevant information and evidence first time.
Leverage automated notifications for missing evidence, learning assignments, and application outcomes.
An intuitive, streamlined process means less admin, minimal back and forth communication and reduced anxiety for students.
An easy, fast and secure process enables instant payments for students in need.
Our tools are inclusive and accessible for everyone, making the process easier for students with special requirements.
Discover and apply for funds online, from a single Funding Hub.
Maximise the chance of a first time successful submission with a dynamic, guided application process.
Reduce anxiety while growing financial knowledge and budgeting skills with online learning courses.
Receive an immediate payment for certain types of funds or staggered payments to help with budgeting.
Manage all funds, loans and scholarships from a single dashboard.
Automate the collection of evidence, requests for further information and email nudges.
Deliver frictionless support for applicants, from wherever you are to wherever they are.
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.
Blackbullion partners are already using the Funding Tool
pieces of evidence processed every two weeks
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.”
“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.”
University sets fund(s) up in our funds management system
Applicant discovers eligible funds via the Funding Hub
Applicant is guided through the online application process and uploads evidence
Staff member receives the application for review
Applicant completes learning assignment tailored to their situation
Staff member decides if application is successful/unsuccessful
Applicant receives decision (and immediate payment – if this additional package is opted for)
“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.”
‘‘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.’’