Cheshire West and Chester's rural support fund has awarded £513,000 to 28 projects in the borough.
The council said the cash would go towards capital projects with a total value of £5.5m.
In previous years it has supported village hall refurbishments, sports facilities, play area schemes and environmental improvements.
Cllr Ralph Oultram, chairman of the rural funds steering group, said: "We have been very impressed with the applications since the programme commenced and can see the real difference this funding can make to our rural communities. I urge community groups to apply now before the final deadlines."
There are two further deadlines for submissions in this financial year – January 31 and March 31.
The fund accepts applications from community organisations, charitable groups and other groups carrying out work for their local community.
Projects can apply for £5,000-£50,000 but require match funding of 50% and the work must be completed within a year of receiving the funds.
For more information contact Cheshire West and Chester's Rural Agenda Market Towns team on 01244 977475 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.