11 April 2019

LAMP Committee accepting award of £1000 grant from Tesco Bags for Help

Linlithgow Amateur Musical Productions (LAMP) is delighted to announce it has bagged £1000 from Tesco’s Bags of Help community grant scheme.

Bags of Help is run in partnership with environmental charity Greenspace Scotland, and sees grants awarded to thousands of local community projects every year.

Since launching in 2015, Bags of Help has provided more than £8.1 million to over 2,600 local community projects across Scotland.

Millions of shoppers have voted in Tesco stores across Scotland and it can now be revealed LAMP has been awarded £1000.

Work will now begin on bringing the project to life.

The award will help us to continue to bring musical theatre to the people of Linlithgow and the surrounding area.


Voting ran in stores throughout November and December 2018 with customers choosing which local project they would like to get the top award using a token given to them at the checkout. Tesco customers get the chance to vote for three different groups each time they shop. Every other month, when votes are collected, three groups in each of Tesco’s regions are awarded funding.

Tony McElroy, Tesco’s Head of Communications in Scotland, said: “Bags of Help contributes funds to community projects up and down the country and we’ve been overwhelmed by the response from customers voting in their local stores. We look forward to seeing even more projects come to life.”

Emma Halliday, Community Enabler Coordinator at Greenspace Scotland, said: “At all stages Bags of Help involves local people – as awardees, as Tesco colleagues in decision making and as voting customers. The many funded projects have connected people, encouraged volunteers and allowed groups to do things for themselves and make positive contributions where they live. All adding up to an amazing legacy across Scotland.”

In addition, to mark Tesco’s 100th year, they have announced two special voting rounds, Tesco Bags of Help Centenary Grants, in summer and winter 2019 with larger grant amounts available over wider geographic regions. Please look online for more information on if they can support your group either through the normal Bags of Help vote or Tesco Bags of Help Centenary Grants.

Funding is available to community groups and charities looking to fund local projects that bring benefits to communities. Anyone can nominate a project and organisations can apply online. To find out more visit www.tesco.com/bagsofhelp.

In May 2019, the committee purchased:

1. PA system with microphones

2. new keyboard stand and bag

3. orchestra stands and orchestra lights

4. Shure microphones and mic stands

5. PA system with microphones

6. moving trolley

7. cables and accessories