The Department for Innovation Universities and Skills published its CSR 2007 allocations in December 2007. This included £1,236 million to the Natural Environment Research Council to cover the spending period 2008-09 to 2010-11. Funding has risen from £259 million in 2003-04 to £436 million in 2010-11. This represents a major and continuing commitment by the Government. The level of funding in 2011-12 and beyond will be determined in future spending rounds.