Residents affected by the fatal gas blast in Oldham can apply for financial help from today.
The council says people in severe hardship will get immediate support.
Donations of cash and household items have been described as "overwhelming".
Photo gallery: Homes damaged by suspected gas blast in Shaw being torn down
Officials running a hardship fund for those affected by the explosion in Shaw said today they have been "overwhelmed" with donations.
The parents of two-year-old Jamie Heaton, who died in an explosion in Shaw, Greater Manchester have paid tribute to their son.