Residents or community organisations that have exciting ideas to help improve their local area can apply to Thurrock Council's Community Environmental Development Fund (CEDF) from Monday 6 July.
Cllr Deborah Huelin, Cabinet member for communities, said: "This fund helps support grass roots community schemes which can have a huge impact in improving residents' lives.
"We have already seen tremendous results from 40 successful schemes to date. Communities have led fantastic improvements to public buildings and places, improving facilities and bringing communities together to work on projects which have lasting positive impacts for residents and the local area.
"This year it could be more important than ever and we would especially like to hear from groups that are in need of support to rebuild due to the impact of coronavirus, and where investment will help long term sustainability."
Projects put forward for consideration for CEDF funding must support a community need through developing, improving or maintaining buildings or public places as well as being value for money, sustainable and making a positive difference to the community.
Groups can apply for funding up to £75,000. The council's Communities team will be on hand to help identify additional sources of funding if any are needed.
Applications open on Monday 6 July and all completed applications must be received by Sunday 30 August.
For more information and to download the application form, go to Community Environmental Development Fund.