Registered charity number 1065794
QAC has provided education and training for visually impaired people since 1903. Originally part of the Birmingham Royal Institution for the Blind founded 1846, it has been an independent registered charity since 1997.
Student fees are charged to the Young People's Learning Agency, the Residential Training Unit of the Department for Work and Pensions and Jobcentre Plus to cover tuition, accommodation and support costs at QAC.
These fees, however, do not cover major capital projects or much needed items of equipment and resources. We rely on the generosity of friends and supporters to help provide such resources and make things happen.
QAC is more than a college. As well as offering supported routes into education and employment, we provide practical and emotional support for all students, from vision and mobility aids to counselling.
Through what we do, students are able to develop skills, confidence and independence in a fun, safe environment.
Your help and support, however large or small, can make a big difference. We always have projects and appeals we’re working on, but here is a guide as to the costs involved in doing what we do….
£10 helps buy a Braille or large print newspaper
£50 helps buy a Braille or large print book
£100 helps provide specialist sport and leisure facilities
£250 helps fund a student’s participation in offsite experiences such as sailing
£500 helps upgrade and replace our IT equipment to accommodate everyone’s needs
You can support us in many ways, here are just a few! The fundraising team is always here to talk to supporters, so please get in touch!