Meet the category winners: Strengthening community connection

View the videos submitted by the Xero Beautiful Business Fund winners in the strengthening community connection category

Global winner: We Care Connect | Australia

We Care Connect brings the community together to help local children in desperate need. The Xero funding will be used for critical items that are rarely donated including newborn carseats, toiletries for teenagers, cot mattresses, underwear, nappies, baby formula, and more.

Building Up | Canada

Building Up is a nonprofit social contractor that offers an intensive pre-apprenticeship trades training program for individuals who face barriers to employment, helping them build careers in the trades. With the Xero funding, they’ll expand their training centre, helping more people break the poverty cycle.


Toko Rugby Football Club | New Zealand

The Toko Rugby Football Club in Otago plans to turn their run-down clubrooms into a community sports hub. The funding from Xero will be put towards upgrading the building: replacing the roof, improving the toilets, and doing up the windows.

Art Outreach Singapore | Singapore

Art Outreach is a nonprofit art charity. The funding of S$15,000 from Xero will cover their utilities for a year and two months of rent, freeing up funds to serve 300 more kids from disadvantaged backgrounds through art workshops.

Oranjezicht City Farm Market | South Africa

The Oranjezicht City Farm Market in Cape Town connects small-scale organic farmers and food producers to thousands of customers. The Xero funding will enable the development of a how-to guide to starting a farmers market as an online tool for supporting the emergence of farmers markets in communities across South Africa.


The Together Project | United Kingdom

National, intergenerational charity The Together Project brings communities together to reduce loneliness and tackle disadvantage. The funding from Xero will help bring the Songs and Smiles programme back after Covid to 450 children, parents, and older people in care homes.

Rock Recovery | United States

Rock Recovery helps people overcome eating disorders and body image issues by providing direct, affordable therapy and support services. Funding from Xero will help them scale their programs, letting people who don't have the resources to pay know they're worthy of help.

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