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Adopt A Spot

NI Adopt A Spot Ambassador

Adopt A Spot is a community-based volunteer programme, delivered by Live Here Love Here, which focuses on promoting civic pride and encouraging collective responsibility for the environment. Families, community groups, youth groups, schools, businesses and sporting associations are all encouraged to help foster a healthier, greener and cleaner Northern Ireland by adopting and caring for a neglected area.

The goal of Adopt A Spot is to help get people excited about where they live and empower individuals to take greater responsibility for their local environment. One Spot at a time, together we aim to accomplish cleaner streets and neighbourhoods, with less dog fouling, more biodiversity and better use of unused spaces.

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

  1. Maintain your adopted Spot to support cleaner streets, biodiversity and better use of unused spaces
  2. Read and adhere to the Adopt A Spot Clean Up Safety Guidelines
  3. Register your clean-up activities and report your results
  4. Spread the word about the good work you're doing to better your local area!

How do I get involved?

Firstly, choose a Spot you feel passionate about. 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.

Your 'Spot' could be an overgrown alleyway, a mile of your favourite beach that is always full of litter or a local park that has seen better days. If you can think of an area that needs help to attract more biodiversity or is in need of a little TLC, why not adopt it?

Register your Spot on the Live Here Love Here website:

  • 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.

Following this, you will be contacted about the status of your application by email. You may confirm the status of your application at any time by logging into your Live Here Love Here profile.

Adopt A Spot Ambassador Programme

Our goal is to empower individuals to take greater responsibility for their local area. Live Here Love Here are currently recruiting volunteer ambassadors who share this goal.

Adopt A Spot Ambassadors promote positive environmental action by engaging communities in their local area. They play an important role in raising awareness about the work of Live Here Love Here by attending events and helping us to reach new people through inspiring others to get involved.

To find out more, please send us an email.