The Fijians Trust Fund Board was established by the Fiji Government in 2001, to foster advancement of the indigenous Fijians and Rotumans and assist in their long-term economic, social, and cultural, community and political development.
The establishment of the Trust is an important component of the Blueprint programme for the advancement of Fijians and Rotumans. Government recognized that the Great Council of Chiefs and indigenous Fijian leaders were constrained by inadequate opportunities to become financially independent. Hence, the objectives of the Trust are intended to provide financial independence and autonomy in relation to the operation and administration of the GCC. Other objectives of the Trust include the undertaking and promotion of Fijian language, culture and heritage; the development of leadership and entrepreneurial skills; and sponsorship for further studies or researches into the Fijian language, culture, arts and heritage. The Fijians Trust Fund Board is also mandated by its Act to generate income through investments.