Horns Mill Pre-school has been awarded £1,000 by Helsby Parish Council.
All the other winning groups, clubs and institutions were given £500 to help with their work in the community.
At the annual Helsby Grant Show a vote was held to decide the top prize after each nomination gave a presentation at Helsby Community Centre on December 3.
Funding for the awards was provided by the parish council and Cheshire West and Chester Council Helsby councillor Alan McKie.
Friends of Hillside School, Showtime Fundraisers and 1st Helsby Scout Group picked up cheques for their nominations.
Helsby Football Club, Friends of Harmer Wood and Helsby Footpath Society were also awarded £500.
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