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Community Relations

Volume 498: debated on Monday 2 November 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps his Department has taken to implement the recommendations made in the report of the Commission on Integration and Cohesion on Building united and resilient communities, developing shared futures; and what changes have been made to the funding of external organisations as a consequence of such implementation. (295761)

The Government published their plans for implementing the report of the Commission on Integration and Cohesion on 4 February 2008. This included the announcement of £50 million for community cohesion work over three years. £34 million was allocated to local authorities through Area Based Grant; £7.5 million to interfaith work; £4.5 million to positive activities for young people; and the remainder to support for local areas. More recently, the Government have allocated further funding to support local areas as part of the Connecting Communities programme. Elements of the above funding will go to external organisations.