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York St John Student Support Fund

The aim of the fund is to alleviate unexpected financial difficulties.

The YSJ Student Support Fund provides financial assistance to students and postgraduate researchers in need.

This fund is there to assist students and postgraduate researchers in alleviating unexpected financial difficulties. It is not intended to be used as a source of funding, but instead to assist you in regaining control of your financial situation.

You can apply to the Fund at any point throughout the year, providing the allocation has not been depleted. It can take up to 21 workings days for an assessment to be completed from when we received your application and all supporting evidence.

The Student Support Fund is a discretionary fund and awards are not guaranteed and should not be seen as a source of regular funding. Any help awarded is usually non-repayable.

Applying to the York St John Student Support Fund

When you submit an application to the YSJ Student Support Fund you do not initially need to provide evidence.

However, we would advise you to gather the following evidence so that you are ready to upload it to your online application, if requested:

  • Evidence of any income. For example, pay slips, welfare benefit award letters, Student Finance entitlement letter for 2021-22 academic year
  • Tenancy agreement (full document) or mortgage statement if you own your home
  • Bank statements for all accounts in your name including any ISA’s, savings, overseas, student, current, empty/unused accounts for the past 3 months as of the date you submitted your application

Please note: it is not possible to offer support for tuition fees through this fund. If you are struggling to pay your tuition fees, please contact the Finance team to discuss your options. They can be contacted on 01904 876 452 or

Apply to the YSJ Student Support Fund

Once you have started an application for financial assistance, it is a requirement to register on Blackbullion.

Blackbullion is an online resource to help you take control and improve your financial skills. It is designed to be used at any stage of your educational journey.

You can register by using your York St John email on

Please note: your application to the Student Support Fund will be delayed until you have registered. Once you have registered, we recommend that you complete the Budgeting 101 pathway as this is a good introduction to Blackbullion.

For more information on Blackbullion, please watch We are Blackbullion: For Students (YouTube).

York St John Foodbank

The YSJ Foodbank is open to all students and postgraduate researchers who find themselves in financial difficulty for a short period of time. The Foodbank is made up of basic necessities and toiletries to help support students.

If you would like to access the Foodbank, please do not hesitate to contact the Student Funding Advice team on

If you are not living in York you can use a food bank local to you. To find the nearest one to you, please visit the Trussell Trust website.


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