Xero Beautiful Business Fund

Introducing the Xero Beautiful Business Fund. A chance to win a better future for your small business.

Win a better future for your small business

We’re backing beautiful business

The Xero Beautiful Business Fund is an initiative backing you for the future. We’re offering over NZ$750,000 in funding to Xero small business customers in Australia, Canada (excluding Quebec), New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa, the UK, and the US, so you can keep doing what you do best.

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Regional and global prizes

There will be four winners from each country, each receiving NZ$20,000. Of those winners, four will become global winners who will receive an additional NZ$50,000.

Learn more about the prizes
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Making the future brighter for small business

Apply in one or more category

There are four categories in seven countries and no limit on how many you can enter. If you think you qualify for each, go all out.

  • Included
    Innovating for sustainability
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    Trailblazing with technology
  • Included
    Strengthening community connection
  • Included
    Upskilling for the future
Here's what we're looking for in each category

How to apply

Are you looking to innovate for sustainability, trailblaze with technology, strengthen community connection or upskill for the future? Get started.

  1. Record your pitch video(s)

    Prepare your 90-second pitch video(s). Provide background on your business, why you need funding, and your future plans.

  2. Complete the application form

    Once you upload your pitch video(s), complete the short application form.

  3. Get back down to business

    Entries close on 6 October 2023. Good luck!

Download our partner toolkit

For accountants and bookkeepers, we’ve created a toolkit that includes a range of assets, from email headers to templates, for you to send to your clients in relation to the Xero Beautiful Business Fund.

Download partner toolkit
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Learn more about our partner incentives

We’re introducing a referral incentive for Xero accounting and bookkeeping partners. When your small business clients apply to the fund, they will be asked if they were referred and if they were, to name their accountant or bookkeeper and the firm in their application. Prizes up for grabs!

Terms apply
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Want to know more?

Xero small business customers operating on a for-profit or not-for-profit basis can apply. Xero partners can also refer their clients.

We’ll be celebrating a host of winners

The winners of each category in each country go into a pool to win further funding as a global winner.

Meet the talented judges

Regional judging panels will select the regional winners. Global judges will select the global winners.

Get to know the judges

Key dates

Entries close on 6 October 2023 and winners will be announced in November 2023. We’ll keep you posted.

For Canadian Entrants. You have not won yet. You must be (i) a Xero small business customer (either the business owner or a designated employee) whose company is located in the 50 United States and the District of Columbia, Canada (excluding Quebec), South Africa, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Singapore, or Australia that has between 0-50 employees and is operating on a for profit or not for profit basis and (ii) be a paying Xero subscriber (either directly or via a Xero Accounting or Bookkeeping Partner) at the time of entry and at the time of announcement of the winners to be able to register. There are four entry categories for submissions; you must complete all the required information on the registration form for your selected entry category to enter. One entry per category for eligible entrants. Entries must be received between Tuesday, 22 August 2023 at 11:00 a.m. EDT and ending Friday, 6 October 2023 at 5:00 p.m. EDT. There are in total (i) four global grand prizes and (ii) twenty-eight regional prizes. Four regional prizes will be awarded in Canada (one for each entry category); the four global grand prizes (one for each category) will be awarded on a global-basis and may not necessarily be awarded in Canada. The grand and regional prize for each category will be $40,000 CAD and $15,000 CAD respectively if the applicable winner resides and entered from Canada. One grand prize per eligible entrant, one regional prize per eligible entrant. Prize-winners will be announced on or about November 14, 2023. The odds of winning a prize depends on the number of eligible entries received by Xero.

See the official rules here.