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By hiring the stunning Grand Hall and meeting rooms in our historic and centrally located venue you are directly supporting charities in the West of Scotland.

Our Meeting Rooms

Host your event here, we have a significant number of rooms to hire either individually or as a collective.

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Grant stories

Find out about the impact support from Merchants House has had on charities throughout Glasgow and beyond

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The latest from Merchants House

four young school pupils peer into a box of items with a learning assistant at The Burrell Collection Grants StoriesLatest News
March 15, 2022

Learning At The Burrell

The Burrell Collection re-opens on the 29th of March 2022 and we are delighted that our grant of £40k is in place to fund a Learning Assistant and provide over…
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A group of elderly Chinese people standing in a group outside the Kelvingrove Museum on a day trip with the Wing Hong Centre Grants StoriesLatest News
March 15, 2022

Wing Hong Centre Grant

The Wing Hong Centre combats isolation and loneliness amongst the elderly Chinese community in Glasgow. Founded in 1989 the Wing Hong Elderly Group (also known as the Wing Hong Centre)…
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Grants StoriesLatest News
March 15, 2022

Spider Arts Calmbulance

A safe, consistent and private setting is essential for successful therapy and the Calmbulance meets that need when schools or organisations don’t have a suitable room available. Designed by Spider…
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Our Impact

£2.8M

Awarded in Grant support

£150K

Awarded to tackle Rough Sleeping in Glasgow

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Charities have received support in the last 5 years

The Merchants House of Glasgow was already a long established Institution, when in 1605 it first received a written Constitution. This was the Letter of Guildry which still forms the basic constitution of the Merchants House, as of the Trades House of Glasgow and the former Dean of Guild Court in Glasgow, prior to the latter’s abolition by the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973.

Under this Constitution, subject to such alterations as were made by regulations passed from time to time, the House continued to be governed until the passing of the Burgh Reform Act in 1833. Subsequently, resolutions have been passed with a view to confirming its Regulations to the circumstances of the day.