Village/Mataqali/Community Trust

Members can apply for housing assistance in the rural area for the following:

  1. Construct House
  2. Renovate/Upgrade or Complete House
  3. Extension of House
  4. Quick Repairs
  5. To install solar system, water tank and electrification

Who can apply for assistance?

  • Members may apply for housing assistance if they have sufficient funds in their General entitlement.
  • Member may access their Preserved entitlement if it is a first housing transfer to build a house.
  • Member who has previously withdrawn an amount less than $5,000 for housing assistance prior to 1 November 2014, may access their preserved entitlement for first housing transfer to build a house.
  • Member who has previously withdrawn an amount less than $5,000 for housing assistance prior to 1 November 2014 and misused their funds will be required to repay their unaccounted transferred amount first BEFORE you can access their Preserved entitlement

Who needs to complete this form?

  • This form will need to be completed by a member seeking housing assistance to either build a house, extend or renovate, quick repairs, installation of solar system or electrification and water tank
  • Member should be a member of the community which has a registered title or lease held in trust. 
  • The house is within the registered village boundary as defined in the ITaukei Affairs Act and the member does not already own a house in any other village.
  • The applicant is a member of the mataqali or land owning unit.

NOTE: Any Early Withdrawal reduces any future Early Withdrawal Entitlement and reduces your retirement funds for pension or lump sum upon reaching the qualifying age of 55 years or upon full withdrawal. For 1st housing transfers of 51% note that your General Account will be zero until after the Preserved Account is replenished with the transferred amount or after 5 years.

What am I entitled to?

  • To build a house, the minimum amount requested should be $10,000 and above either solely or jointly if there are multiple applicants applying for the same project.
  • To extend or renovate, the minimum amount requested should be $5,000 and above either solely or jointly 
  • If there are multiple applications applying for the same project. 
  • For Quick Repairs, the amount requested is up to $5, 000. You can only re-apply after a period of 3 years from the last payment date.

Note:

  • A registered Quantity Surveyor’s or Civil Engineer’s detailed report with scope of work and breakdown of the projects estimated cost to completion stage, is required if the project is more than $10,000
  • An original or certified copy of the member’s birth certificate (only applicable to Village/Mataqali/Community Trust Lease)

Where can I lodge this application?
Your completed application can be lodged at any of our FNPF office nearest to you

What documents will I need to submit with this application?
You must apply on the prescribed application form (9V02). The additional required documents are as follows:

Housing Assistance Documents Required
Building a house
  • Approved plan stamped by the Ministry of Provincial Development & National Disaster Management
  • Quotations for building materials up to completion stage from two different reputable hardware suppliers (applicable to self-built cases only) OR
  • Quotations from two reputable registered contractors showing the breakdown of the project in stages with associated cost (schedule of payment) up to completion stage.
  • Two quotations for labour. Labour and transportation costs to be within 30% of the project cost. Excess of 30% to be met by member from own source (applicable to self-build cases only).
  • Evidence of own contribution towards the total project cost if applicable (e.g. bank statement, receipts for materials already purchased, photographs showing materials on site or work in progress, etc.) and detailed scope of work up to completion stage.
Extending a house or Renovate a House
  • Four (4) photographs showing the four sides of the existing house. Photographs have to be signed by the Turaga ni Koro ( village) , Head of the landowning unit ( Mataqali) and Head of the Trustee ( Community lease)
  • Approved extension plan stamped by the Ministry of Provincial Development & Disaster Management
  • Quotations for building materials up to completion stage from two different reputable hardware suppliers (applicable to self-built cases only) OR
  • Quotations from two reputable registered contractors showing the breakdown of the project in stages with associated cost (schedule of payment) up to completion stage
  • Two quotations for labour. Labour and transportation costs to be within 30% of the project cost. Excess of 30% to be met by member from own source (applicable to self-build cases only).
  • Letter from the Turaga ni Koro confirming ownership of existing house (applicable only if there has been no assistance requested from FNPF for the house)
  • Letter from member to explain how existing house was financed ( only applicable if house was not previously assisted by FNPF)
Quick Repairs
  • Four (4) photographs showing the four sides of the existing house. Photographs have to be signed by the Turaga ni Koro ( village) , Head of the landowning unit ( Mataqali) and Head of the Trustee ( Community lease)
  • Quotations for building materials up to completion stage from two different reputable hardware suppliers.
  • One quotation for labour. Labour and transportation costs to be within 30% of the project cost (applicable to Village/Mataqali/Community Trust Lease). Excess of 30% to be met by member from own source.
Electrification or Installation of Solar System (amended)
  • A copy of FEA approved permit ( if applicable)
  • Quotations from two registered electrical contractors showing the breakdown of work in stages and associated costs
  • Two quotations of solar system ( if applicable)
  • Four (4) photographs showing the four sides of the existing house. Photographs have to be signed by the Turaga ni Koro ( village) , Head of the landowning unit ( Mataqali) and Head of the Trustee ( Community lease)
Water Tank
  • Four (4) photographs showing the four sides of the existing house. Photographs have to be signed by the Turaga ni Koro ( village) , Head of the landowning unit ( Mataqali) and Head of the Trustee ( Community lease)
  • Two quotations for water tank.
  • Two quotations for materials for installation from two different reputable hardware suppliers (if applicable).