Ampthill and Flitwick are among towns set to benefit from a £3.46 million cash injection from the Market Towns Regeneration Fund.
The Central Bedfordshire Council’s Executive released the cash to councils earlier this week.
It will share out the money and work in partnerships to deliver the improvement schemes by March 2018.
The projects include heritage trails, improved signage, cycling racks and market stalls.
They projects will support economic growth and act as a catalyst for wider ongoing investment, employment and development in communities across Central Bedfordshire.
“The Market Town’s Regeneration Fund scheme is an exciting new programme that provides significant opportunities to rejuvenate our market towns, at a time when very few other authorities are investing in town centres,” said Cllr Nigel Young.
A further £1 million has also been approved to develop an area-wide High Street Improvement Scheme.