Grant Application



The House will normally consider, favourably, applications for grants from the central administrative body of (but not from individual units of) and in the following order of preference:-

  • Organisations providing care and assistance to groups of or concerned with disabled, elderly or terminally ill, and the socially deprived;
  • Organisations providing for the care, advancement and rehabilitation of youth;
  • Universities, Colleges of Further Education and Schools;
  • Organisations connected with the Arts – Music, Theatre and the visual arts;
  • Such organisations of which the Dean of Guild is an honorary President or vice-President or other honorary office-bearer, or on which the Merchants House is officially represented.


Note:- All applications must be accompanied by details of the Charitable status of the applicant, a copy of the last financial statement of the affairs of the applicant organisations, and particulars of the activities thereof:


The House will not, except in exceptional circumstances, make grants to:-

  • Individuals;
  • Charities which have their principal sphere of operation outwith the Glasgow and West of Scotland area;
  • Charities, the objects of which are identical to those of the House (i.e. the award of pensions and/or precepts to individuals)
  • Charities to which a grant has been made by the House in the two years preceding any application;
  • Churches other than Glasgow Cathedral.
  • The Directors of the Merchants House reserve the right to decline any application for assistance without specifying any reason.”

Your generosity will help to support our Home from Home service in Glasgow, Marion's House.

Our home helps families to stay close to their child throughout treatment; as one parent explains, "It has made a difficult and scary situation less stressful by having a base close to hospital, leaving us to not have to worry about travel costs and long journeys." 


Thank you so much for helping to ease the many practical and financial difficulties families face throughout their child's treatment.

The support from The Merchants House of Glasgow has been instrumental in the delivery of complementary therapies at the Royal Alexandria Hospital and has become an important part of the charity's work to support cancer patients. This has also formed the model for other complementary therapy projects at a number of NHS facilities across the West of Scotland. 


At Kibble we care for some of the most vulnerable young people in the country. This support allows us to teach new skills, offer a wider range of subjects, and work towards qualifications that will lead to employment opportunities. We also want to try and encourage more girls to take up design and technology subjects. 
“I would like to thank the Members of Merchants House Glasgow for their support. Their contribution will make a massive difference to the opportunities available to the young people in our care.” 


We are extremely grateful to The Merchants House of Glasgow for their generous grant of £28,000 for the purchase of this mini bus.

Their long term support of our veterans is so much appreciated.  The bus, which was donated in recognition of our centenary year, will be well used by our residents for outings and days out.


People with lived experience of mental health find it harder to access services, face greater levels of discrimination and self-stigma. The grant from Merchants House will enable us to continue delivering our core service and help us grow our network of self-help groups and self-management training. The groups provide community and friendship for people who are isolated and excluded.  It empowers people who feel powerless and acts as a forum to exchange insights, views and experience of Bipolar. This is an essential part of self-management, helping people keep well and thus reducing hospital admissions.