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Adopt A Spot

Helping you take action

Adopt a Spot is a scheme that formally enables volunteer groups across Northern Ireland to adopt an area and look after it. You can choose any area you like. It could be a mile of beach that always seems to be full of litter, an area covered in graffiti, an urban park or your local forest or even the street you live on….anywhere is possible! If you think there is an area that could do with a bit of TLC, why not adopt it?

Adopters can be anyone, from families, community or youth groups, schools, businesses and sporting associations. Volunteering is a great way to get out and about and give you a feel good factor while simultaneously making a difference in your community. With Adopt A Spot you will hold four clean ups a year at a time of your choosing. Live Here Love Here will provide groups with an adoption pack containing all the equipment you need, including a hints and tips booklet on how to run a successful clean up.

Is there an area near you that could use a bit of TLC? Could you commit to carrying out just four clean ups a year? Then get involved in our Adopt A Spot programme!

We have Adopt A Spot kits to help individuals and communities make a difference in their local areas. The Adopt A Spot programme has grown to include four types of kits to help create cleaner, greener outdoor spaces. You can apply for one of four free kits:

  • Food for Thought - A starter food growing kit to help you grow food at home or in a community setting. Enjoy fresh organic vegetables and reduce the miles your food travels from field to plate. The kit contains pots, peat free compost, seeds, watering can, gloves and handtools.
  • Wildlife - Increase habitats in small spaces. Kit contains a build it yourself timber bird box, bat box and bug box and some native Irish wildflower seed..
  • Coastal Health - Help tackle the tide of marine litter on our beautiful beaches. Kit contains litterpickers, handy hoops (to hold bags open), bags, gloves and sieves for monitoring microplastics. beaches..
  • Litterpicking - A handy kit for picking litter as you enjoy a walk in your favourite spot. Kit contains litterpickers, gloves, first aid kit, sharps box, bags and bucket..

Apply to Adopt Adopt A Spot through the Live Here Love Here app.

Download on the Play and app stores for iOS and Android devices by searching Live Here Love Here.

PLEASE NOTE: You will need to create a new profile on the App, even if you have an existing Live Here Love Here Profile.

Email the team with any queries.

What's happens next?

When you register for Adopt A Spot, we will approve your application. We'll then be in touch to let you know when your kit is ready to collect. To minimise the carbon footprint of your kit this can take up to a month as we group kits together to deliver to collection points.

Collection points will include:
Belfast, Bangor, Hillsborough, Armagh, Newry, Dungannon, Enniskillen, Omagh, Derry/Londonderry, Dungiven, Magherafelt, Antrim, Coleraine, Ballymena, Larne.