The Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) has received £1 million in funding from the People’s Postcode Lottery.

The RNIB has planned to use the money to mobilise and grow its peer-to-peer support network, which will allow people with sight loss to share information, advice and guidance with others both face to face and online through the Connect community.

It will also invest in the development of its Connect Radio station to create new programmes to reflect the community’s interests and aspirations.

Alex McDowell, head of Public Fundraising at RNIB, said: ‘We’re so grateful to players of People’s Postcode Lottery for their support. The funding we receive will make a huge difference to the millions of people living with sight loss across Great Britain and we look forward to working together to break down the barriers facing blind and partially sighted people.’