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Adopt A Spot

Adopt A Spot Northern Ireland

Join the Adopt A Spot Project and make a difference today!

We believe that everyone can contribute to making their community a better place to live. Through our Adopt A Spot project, individuals, families, schools, businesses and community organisations can select an area of their choice to maintain. 

The objective is to inspire people to take pride in their surroundings and take greater responsibility for the local environment. By focusing on one "Spot" at a time, we aim to improve the cleanliness and biodiversity of our streets and neighbourhoods, make better use of unused spaces, and foster better-connected communities. 

1,211 Groups

1,234 "Spots"

19,428 Volunteers

How do I get involved?

First, choose a "Spot" you feel passionate about. Your Spot could be anything from a scenic mile of beach that is always littered with litter to an overgrown alleyway, a local park in need of some TLC, or even your own street! 

Your adopted Spot should be safe, accessible and within a reasonable distance from where you reside. Please consider the need for landowner's permission on privately owned land, if applicable.

Decide what activities you want to undertake in your Spot. Adopt A Spot groups engage in a wide range of activities, from planting for biodiversity, installing and maintaining wildlife homes, growing vegetables, to conducting weekly or monthly litter picks. You will need to consider which activities are best suited to your group and your Spot.

Sign up! When you sign up to Adopt A Spot, you are committing to:

  1. Maintain your adopted Spot
  2. Read and adhere to the Clean-Up Safety Guidelines
  3. Log your clean-up activities and results
  4. Spread the word about the good work you're doing to enhance your local area!

Register your Spot: 

  • 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', select 'Adopt A Spot'.
  • Click 'Add new application' and fill out the application form. If you are a group of volunteers, you may submit applications for multiple Spots to look after.
  • You can confirm the status of your application at any time by logging in to your profile.

Log your clean-up results:

  • To log the result of your clean-up activities, log into your profile and select 'My Profile' on the green banner. 
  • Under 'Profile Management', select '+ Add new event' and register the details of your litter pick.
  • After your event has taken place, you can input the number of volunteers that got involved, the number of bags collected and the duration of the event. The website will tally the results of all the events you register on 'My Profile'.

To find out more, please get in touch.