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Adopt A Spot

Adopt A Spot Northern Ireland

Connecting communities, one Spot at a time

Adopt A Spot is a community-based volunteer programme focused on minimising litter and promoting civic pride. Families, community groups, youth groups, schools, businesses and sporting associations are all encouraged to help foster a healthier, greener and cleaner Northern Ireland by adopting and caring for a neglected area.

Our mission

The goal of Adopt A Spot is to help get people excited about where they live and empower individuals to take greater responsibility for their local environment. One Spot at a time, together we aim to accomplish cleaner streets and neighbourhoods, with less dog fouling, more biodiversity and better use of unused spaces.

Your 'Spot' could be an overgrown alleyway, a mile of your favourite beach that is always full of litter, a local park that has seen better days, or even the street you live on. If you can think of an area in need of a little TLC, why not adopt it?

When you sign-up to Adopt A Spot, you are commiting to:

How do I get involved?

Firstly, choose a Spot you feel passionate about. Your adopted Spot should be safe and accessible for conducting clean-up activities and within a reasonable distance from you. Please consider the need for landowner's permission on privately owned land.

Decide which kit you need to maintain your Spot:

Adopt A Spot Clean-Up Kit

Clean-Up Kit

Ever-popular bundle of litter pickers, hi vis, refuse bags to keep your Spot clean and tidy.

Adopt A Spot Wildlife Kit

Wildlife Kit

Self-assembly wildlife boxes, informative wildlife guides and wildflower seeds that give you the essentials to do your bit for nature.

Adopt A Spot Food For Thought Kit

Food For Thought Kit

Collection of pots, compost and seeds to grow affordable food at home. Please note: This kit is only available in the spring months and can be collected from our Belfast-based office via appointment.

Register your Spot and apply for your free kit:

  • Create a Live Here Live Here profile. If you already have a profile, log in here.
  • Once logged in, select 'My Profile' on the green banner.
  • Under 'Grants/Awards', please select 'Adopt A Spot'
  • Click 'Add new application' and fill out the application form.

What happens next?

After your application has been approved, we will contact you via email regarding the collection/delivery of your kit.

Please note: In order to minimise our carbon footprint, we must have a minimum number of applications in an area before a collection point can be arranged. As a result, kit collection can take between 4-6 weeks depending on local demand.

For queries regarding the Adopt A Spot project, please get in touch.