Money, seized from criminals and distributed to police forces via the Asset Recovery Incentivisation Scheme (ARIS), is being invested into communities across Greater Manchester.
Non-profits which benefit a large number of people can apply for a maximum of £20,000 to fund 12 months’ activities.
The activities must support GMP’s objectives to fight, prevent and reduce crime; keep people safe; and care for victims.
Last year, successful applicants included GetAway’N’GetSafe. The money funded a project which uses sessions delivered via schools to encourage young people from Manchester to turn away from a life of crime and inspire them to take control of their futures and achieve their dreams.
Superintendent Estelle Mathieson said: “This is an excellent opportunity for the many projects which benefit Greater Manchester’s communities.
“Offenders often commit crimes for their own financial gain so this is an important part of the criminal justice system and ensures we can give back in one way or another.
“We are excited to hear how this money helps fight, prevent and reduce crime; keep people safe; and care for victims. Ultimately, making Greater Manchester a better place to live, work and visit.”