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Adopt A Spot

 Helping you take action

Adopt A Spot is a project that enables individuals and community groups to adopt an area and look after it. This could be a mile of your favourite beach that is always full of litter, a local park or forest, or even the street you live on. If you can think of an area in need of a little TLC, why not adopt it?

Adopters can be anyone wanting to make a difference and contribute to a cleaner and greener outdoor environment – from families, community groups, schools, to sporting associations. With Adopt A Spot, we ask you to commit to four clean-ups a year, for a minimum of two years. In return, you can apply for one of the following free kits to help you look after your Spot:

Clean-Up Kit

The ever-popular Clean-Up Kit is available to help you keep your Spot clean and tidy. With this kit, you can receive a maximum of 5 litter pickers, 5 hi vis vests, 5 pairs of gloves, bin bags, and a First Aid Kit. All we ask is that you record your clean ups on the Live Here Love Here app and pledge to carry out 4 clean-ups a year for a minimum of 2 years.

Wildlife Kit

With the increasing drive to protect our wildlife and their habitats, the Wildlife Kit offers everyone the opportunity to do their bit to support nature at this challenging time. The kit comprises of bird, bat and bug boxes, native wildflower seed and a set of hand tools, gloves and an informative Field Studies guide to help participants identify the species in their space.

Food For Thought Kit (Available in the spring months)

Growing affordable, healthy vegetables and reducing your food miles has never been more important. With that in mind, the Food For Thought Kit aims to help people discover the pleasure of growing their own food. The starter food growing kit contains pots, hand towels, peat-free compost, a variety of seeds, gloves and a watering can.

 Register your 'Spot' and apply for your free kit

·        Apply to Adopt A Spot using a smartphone or app device by downloading the Live Here Love Here app from Apple iStore (iOS) or Google Play Store (Android devices). Check out this short walk-through video to help get you registered on the app - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72zPYjKNz5w

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

Download App from Google Play

Download App from Apple iStore

Access App from a laptop or computer

What happens next?

After your application has been processed, we will ask you to select a local collection point from the following:

·        Antrim, Armagh, Ballymena, Banbridge, Bangor, Belfast, Coleraine, Derry/L’derry, Dungannon, Enniskillen, Larne, Magherafelt, Newcastle, Newry, Omagh. 

Following this, details of collection points and dates will be sent to you via email.

PLEASE NOTE: We must have a minimum number of applications in an area before a collection point can be arranged. As a result, this process can take between 2-4 weeks depending on demand.

Adopt A Spot Ambassadors 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