First Home Grant - 7 June 2024

On 22 May 2024, at the direction of the Government, we stopped accepting new applications for the First Home Grant. However, the Government has now decided to provide exemptions to a limited group of first-home buyers if they meet the following criteria:

  • Their pre-approval for a First Home Grant expired prior to the announcement of the scheme’s closure (expired on or before 22 May 2024); and
  • They had signed a sale and purchase agreement on or before 22 May 2024.

This exemption scheme will be available for one week from Friday 7 June 2024.

First-home buyers who think they meet these criteria must email by 11.59pm, Friday 14 June 2024 to be considered for an exemption.

Once received, we will get in touch with individuals directly to discuss next steps and collect any further information needed to progress the application.

If you’ve been contributing to your KiwiSaver for at least three years, you may be eligible for a First Home Grant. How much you receive depends on things like your income and the type of home you want to buy.

You can apply either before you find a property or after you have had an offer accepted, but we strongly recommend you apply for pre-approval. It takes the guess work out and helps speed up the process.

Page updated: 7 June 2024