Conservation Volunteers Australia (CVA) would like to commemorate 100 years of the Anzac spirit (1914-18) by creating 100 Living Memorials across Australia through their Living Memorials program.
This program will support locally driven activities that engage the community in commemorative events across Australia. The program aims to recognise an individual local hero or community activity linked to the Centenary of Anzac.
Living Memorials will deliver 100 commemorative projects at 100 sites across Australia allowing communities to get involved and commemorate the centenary of Anzac.
Individuals and community groups are invited to nominate projects for consideration. These can be new or existing projects in the community requiring additional support.
Projects may include the restoration of existing Avenues of Honour, the creation of new living memorials such as community gardens or commemorative tree plantings or refurbishment of heritage buildings. Consideration will also be given to community memorials including Memorial Halls and War Memorials requiring support.
All nominated projects will be assessed with priority given to those projects working with the support of the Returned and Services League (RSL).
CVA will manage approved projects including seeking funding to support the project, attracting and training of volunteers and workplace health and safety.
Conservation Volunteers is Australasia's leading practical conservation organisation and was founded in Ballarat, Victoria in 1982 by Yandoit farmer, Tim Cox, as a small group planting trees on weekends. It now has offices across Australia and New Zealand, managing thousands of volunteers who help out on dozens of projects each year.