Picture of Claire WandThe Claire Wand Fund is a charitable fund that makes grants to General Practitioners (GPs) to fund further education and for the provision of scholarships, including traveling scholarships.

The fund welcomes applications twice a year, at least three weeks prior to the April and October trustee meetings.

This website gives a brief history of the fund and information on the trustees and how the fund operates, as well as outlining the application process and criteria for the award of grants.

The Claire Wand Fund is a registered charity (no 220008).

Please note that the next meeting of the Trustees is on 30 April 2019. Applications for grants should be submitted at least two weeks before this date.


Claire Wand

The fund was set up by Dr Solomon Wand and Dr Derek Stevenson in 1953, with funds they received as recognition of their outstanding services rendered to the medical profession, by negotiating with the government for better remuneration for the profession, after the Second World War with the inception of the National Health Service. The Fund was named in memory of Dr Wand's wife, Claire who became terminally ill during the negotiations and died in 1951.