Streamline the entire financial support process with our online Funds Management System.
Manage the entire financial support process for multiple funds in one place – our secure, GDPR compliant, cloud-based platform. While ensuring students have access to the financial support and learning they need.
Students are guided to submit their application quickly and provide all evidence the first time around, using a digital application form that’s customisable to each fund.
Time is saved and pressure eased for staff – thanks to powerful tools for collaboration and workload management, as well as the ability to automate actions including further evidence requests and email nudges.
Applicants can check the status of their application using our in-built tracker. Greater visibility for applicants means reduced back and forth communication and more time saved for staff.
Our tools are accessible and inclusive for everyone, making the process easier for students with special requirements and ensuring that no-one is isolated from applying for financial support.
Deliver secure payments to students in seconds using Instant Payments – saving time, reducing staff workload and easing applicant stress, without compromising on security or privacy.
Able to discover funds, check eligibility and apply online; all from a single ‘Funding Hub’. Accessibility features mean no student is isolated from applying.
Supported by a dynamic application form (customisable to each fund) – fewer than 1 in 4 applications require further evidence.
Able to check application status with our in-built tracker – no need to contact staff for updates.
80+ financial learning pathways to grow knowledge and skills, with assignments that can be set as part of the application process.
Receive funds immediately in replacement of a lengthy payments process.
Manage the entire application process for every fund, loan and scholarship in one place, accessible from anywhere.
Free up time by automating actions, including further evidence requests and email nudges.
Impactful tools for collaboration and workload management, case tracking and evidence handling.
Plus, the ability to deliver secure payments in seconds – saving time, reducing staff workload and easing applicant stress.
Deliver frictionless support for applicants, from wherever you are to wherever they are.
No need to worry about data security, privacy or GDPR compliance. It’s all built in.
of funds awarded by our partners to students since October 2020, using the Funds Management System
of all applications require no additional evidence
average application processing time, reduced from 2-4 weeks
working days for staff saved in 2021, thanks to FMS automation features
“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 instant payment – if this additional package is opted for)
“The Funds Management System appeared at exactly the right time for us. I thought it would be amazing because we were using a very admin heavy, time-consuming process for financial support applications. We were looking at ways to rely more heavily on technology to cut down on time and manual admin.”
“It’s just so nice to have one platform that does everything. We’ve got four different funds in the Blackbullion Funds Management System now and to be able to administer those in such an easy way has been huge. It’s made a massive difference.”