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QAC Fundraising

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 1847, it has been an independent registered charity since 1997.

How is QAC funded?

Student fees, individual to each application, are funded by the Local Authority, Residential Training Unit of the Department for Work and Pensions and Jobcentre Plus.

Although fees cover tuition, accommodation and staffing costs, they, 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, help with campus developments and open up new opportunities to our students.

Why support QAC?

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. There are various projects which we have successfully fundraised for including equipment and resources such as college radio, student based projects including sports sessions and dance workshops and capital projects to buy and develop new facilities such as our onsite student café and the iSpot Sensory Room.

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