To commemorate the centenary of the First World War, Conservation Volunteers has developed a programme called Living Memorials.
Living Memorials aims to support locally driven activities that engage the community in commemorative events that are linked to our shared ANZAC heritage. Through the financial and in-kind support of the corporate community, we will create over 100 living memorials across Australia and New Zealand during the next three years. In doing so, we will honour the courage and sacrifice shown by our forebears during this turbulent period of our history and provide an enduring legacy that future generations can behold and cherish.
Our projects include the restoration of existing Avenues of Honour, community memorials or the creation of new living memorials such as walkways, community or native gardens. Conservation Volunteers is also engaging community to restore the environmental health or ‘fitness’ of our land where there is a clear link to the commemoration. These projects link us back to the soldier settlements of the day and the intention of governments to provide ‘Land fit for Heroes’.
Do you have a project you would like supported?
Individuals and community groups are invited to nominate projects for consideration. These can be new or existing projects in the community requiring additional community engagement and support.
Projects may include the restoration of existing Avenues of Honour, community memorials or the creation of new living memorials such as walkways, community or native gardens.
Conservation Volunteers will be seeking funding from our corporate partners to support the Living Memorials programme. Additionally, Conservation Volunteers will professionally manage, attract and train community volunteers to support and participate in each successful project.
Sponsor a project
If you are interested in supporting a Living Memorial project, you can:
Donate – individuals can donate to support Living Memorials in their communities.
Become a Partner – corporate, government, and non-governmental organisations can become a partner to help support our Living Memorials.