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Adopt A Spot

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 and sporting associations are encouraged to help foster a healthier, greener and cleaner Northern Ireland by adopting and caring for a neglected area. Your Spot could be a mile of your favourite beach that is always full of litter, a local park or even the street you live on. If you can think of an area in need of a little TLC, why not adopt it?

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 the environment. One Spot at a time, we aim to accomplish cleaner streets and neighbourhoods, with less dog fouling, more biodiversity and better use of unused spaces. 

When you Adopt A Spot, you are committing to:

  • Maintain your adopted location for a minimum of two years and conduct four clean-ups a year.
  • Read and adhere to the LHLH Hints and Tips booklet.
  • Report the results of your clean-ups on the LHLH events page.
  • Spread the word about the good work your doing to better your local area!

How do I get involved?

Choose a Spot you feel passionately about. We ask that you please consider the requirement for landowner's permission where necessary. To see a map of all currently adopted Spots, visit the LHLH app.

Decide what kit you need to maintain your area:
  • The ever-popular Clean-Up Kit (litter pickers, hi vis, refuse bags) to keep your Spot clean and tidy.
  • The Wildlife Kit (a self-assembly bird, bat and bug boxes, wildflower seeds) to do your bit to support nature.
  • The Food For Thought Kit (pots, compost, seeds) is available in the spring months to help you grow affordable food at home.
Register your Spot and apply for your free kit on the LHLH app using the links below. Download the app and select 'Register An Adopt A Spot'.

What happens next?

After your application has been approved, we will contact you via email to provide information regarding local Kit collection points. Please note that, in order to minimize our carbon footprint, we must have a minimum number of applications in an area before a collection point can be arranged. As a result, this kit collection can take between 4-6 weeks depending on local demand.

Adopt A Spot Ambassador Programme

Do you want to make a positive impact in your local area by helping others take action?

Adopt A Spot is currently looking for volunteers who are passionate about reducing their impact on the planet and willing to encourage others to step-up and take action. Share your enthusiasm by engaging local communities, programme partners and the media and becoming an Adopt A Spot Ambassador!

To find out more about the Adopt A Spot project and Ambassadors programme, please contact the team at adoptaspot@keepnorthernirelandbeautiful.org