NZ Industrial Relations Foundation (Inc)

The NZ Industrial Relations Foundation (Inc) (the Foundation) is an educational trust set up to promote, through education, better industrial relations in New Zealand.

2016 Grants

Applications are invited for the 2016 round of grants. The Foundation is especially interested in applications relating to research that can be used to promote education on either of the following topics:

  1. Younger workers’ experiences in the workforce: are younger people (16 – 25 years) more at risk of employment standards breaches than older workers (over 25 years)? If so, why? Are there particular groups of younger people who are more vulnerable than others? What are the best ways to educate and inform younger people about work?
  2. The impact of immigration on the labour market in New Zealand: investigation into permanent and long term immigrants who find work and the nature of the work.

Applications close on 21 November 2016

Download the application form [DOC 44KB]

Completed applications should be returned to:

The Secretary
New Zealand Industrial Relations Foundation
c/-Employment Relations Policy
Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment
PO Box 1473
Wellington 6140.

Telephone: 04 901 1408


About the Foundation

The Foundation was established in 1977 under the Charitable Trusts Act 1957.

The Foundation is administered by five Trustees. The Trustees are the Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety (Chairperson), the President and the Chief Executive of Business NZ, and the President and the Secretary of the New Zealand Council of Trade Unions (CTU).

Trustees are advised by a Steering Group consisting of the Chief Executive of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) or nominee, the Chief Executive of Business NZ or nominee, and the Secretary of the CTU.

Secretariat for the Foundation is provided by MBIE.