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Adopt A Spot

Helping you take action

Is there an area near you that could use a bit of TLC? 

Do you want to reduce your impact on the planet?

Does the sight of litter leave you Absolutely Ragin?

Adopt A Spot can help!

With thanks to DAERA we have 500 FREE 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 (rewilding) - 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 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 adoptaspot@keepnorthernirelandbeautiful.org

What's happens Next?

When you register for Adopt A Spot, we will approve your application. We'll then be in touch for you to book an appointment to collect the equipment from a local collection point. This can take up to a month, depending on demand and where your local collection point is.

Collection points will include:

Belfast, Bangor, Comber, Armagh, Newry, Dungannon, Fintona, Enniskillen, Omagh, Derry/Londonderry, Magherafelt, Antrim, Coleraine, Ballymena, Larne.

Ambassador programme

Can you help make an impact in your local area by helping others to take action? The Adopt A Spot Ambassador Scheme is recruiting 10 individuals who want to step-up to make a difference. We are looking for volunteers who are passionate about reducing their impact on the planet and are enthusiastic about encouraging others to make a difference too.

The scheme provides training and resources to give the confidence and skills to represent Live Here Love Here at events and to equip you lead your own events.

The offer:

  • Become part of the Live Here Love Here team in a voluntary capacity.
  • Represent Live Here Love Here at activities in your local area.
  • Host litterpicking events during key campaigns.
  • Share your enthusiasm for taking action by engaging with local communities, programme partners and the media - if you're brave enough!

How we can help you:

  • Training package - online and in person. Health and Safety, Safeguarding, Media, Carbon Literacy, Event Management.
  • Resources to lead events - litterpicking kits, branded clothing and Live Here Love Here promotional resources.
  • Volunteer expenses
  • Networking opportunities with like-minded folk.
  • Attendance at key Live Here Love Here events.

We are looking for a geographical spread of volunteers across council areas to help our outreach programme reach local communities. 

Interested? Contact us at adoptaspot@keepnorthernirelandbeautiful.org for more details and to organise a chat with the team. A volunteer application form and Access NI will need to be completed.

More about the Adopt A Spot Scheme

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!

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!

The Adopt A Spot programme is funded through DAERA.