NZ Industrial Relations Foundation

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

The application period for the 2019 round of grants has now closed

If you have any questions please contact Lorraine Sorley at

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.

Last updated: 13 December 2019