Adopt a Spot is a scheme that enables volunteers across Northern Ireland to adopt an area and look after it.
Adopters can be anyone, from families, community or youth groups, schools and sporting associations. 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.
The guys at Mid Ulster Walking Club take their litter pickers out with them on all of their walks across Northern Ireland - mostly the Mourne Mountains! Your spot can be as big or as small as you want it to be, it can even be the street you live on! It could be a mile of beach that always seems to be full of litter, an urban park, your local forest….anywhere is possible!
When you register for Adopt A Spot you'll get a maximum of 5 litter pickers, 5 high vis vests, 5 pairs of gloves, bin bags, First Aid Kit, bucket, sharps box, hints and tips booklet and a certificate. All we ask is that you record your clean ups on your profile and agree to carry out 4 clean ups a year for a minimum of 2 years.
To register for Adopt A Spot, create a profile on the Live Here Love Here page via this link - Create a profile. Once you have created a profile simply click the 'Adopt A Spot Applications' tab on your profile page to begin your application.
Have you already created a profile for the Small Grants Scheme or one of our other Live Here Love Here programmes? Click here to login. When you log in, go to 'My Profile' - here you will see grey buttons for Adopt A Spot applications, registering your events and logging your results!
When you register for Adopt A Spot, we will approve your application (we just check that your area is not already covered by another group or, if the area is large enough, that there would be enough litter for multiple groups). We'll then be in touch for you to book an appointment to collect the equipment from our office in Belfast. If it is not possible for you to get to Belfast please let us know.
PLEASE NOTE: Unfortunately, due to government restrictions we have limited access our building to make up kits at this time. However, we would encourage you still to apply and we will be in touch when we are able to deliver your kit.