After the UK's worst flooding for 50 years, we distributed grants to local authorities and charities from our National Floods Appeal to help people recover.
By the end of July 2008, grants totalling £4.8 million were passed on to 24 local authorities, who distributed the money to individuals and local charities.
Funds were allocated on the basis of the scale and severity of the flooding suffered in a particular area, and based on the number of homes affected. In their applications, local authorities needed to demonstrate how the money would benefit those most in need.
Margaret Lally, head of UK service development, said: "Many people have faced significant difficulties resulting from the damage to their homes and livelihoods. The stress of dealing with these problems also has an impact on people's lives.
"The public's generosity to our appeal has enabled local organisations to help those most in need." These are some of their stories.