Community groups can bid for a share of £125,000.

The fourth and final round of Braintree Council’s Mi Community fund in its present form will be open for applications from September 1.

It aims to inspire residents to identify the issues that affect their area and then enable them to turn their ideas into reality.

Groups will need to demonstrate fresh thinking and innovation that will have benefit community life.

It has supported 29 projects since 2011, with amounts ranging from £1,500 to £25,000.

These included refurbishing practice nets at Halstead Cricket Club, a new Tarmac training area for Braintree BMX Club and sessions at Cressing Temple for people affected by mental health issues.

Call Julie Baron on 01376 552525 or email