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.