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.Apply now
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
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.
- Innovating for sustainability
- Trailblazing with technology
- Strengthening community connection
- Upskilling for the future
How to apply
Are you looking to innovate for sustainability, trailblaze with technology, strengthen community connection or upskill for the future? Get started.
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.
Complete the application form
Once you upload your pitch video(s), complete the short application form.
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
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
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.
Entries close on 6 October 2023 and winners will be announced in November 2023. We’ll keep you posted.