Transforming Kingswood and Hazel Leys in Corby with creativity is the aim of funding from a national programme.
The town group KHL Big Local are one of a number to get funding from Creative Civic Change.
Over the next three years the KHL group are forming a partnership with Made in Corby, Corby Community Arts and The Core.
A programme of creative events is being planned with more to be added subject to local consultations.
The events include creative walks, street art and film screenings.
Creative Civic Change is being backed in part by the National Lottery Foundation.