ActiviTea CIC

(trading as Art Ninja HQ and Ninja-Swim)

ActiviTea CIC trades as Art Ninja HQ and Ninja-Swim. 'CIC' stands for Community Interest Company, a not for profit business whose profits are fed back into programmes which benefit the community. 

Art Ninja HQ provides art, cultural and creative enrichment to address the needs of the community and provide support for creative expression for health, wellness and socialisation. You can read more about it HERE.

Ninja-Swim provides swimming lessons for children and adults in small classes with exceptional swimming teachers. The Ninja-Swim element of ActiviTea CIC financially supports the work of Art Ninja HQ and enables us to keep the costs as low as possible. Ninja-Swim follows a programme devised over 30 years by Ken Carstairs, our (volunteer) Head Coach at Ninja-Swim, it is our priority to ensure all swimmers are taught in this tried and tested method unique to Ninja-Swim to ensure they progress quickly and learn to respect the water. Find out more about Ninja-Swim HERE.


Art Ninja HQ is also partially funded through grants, donations and by charging a small fee for access to the studio and for workshops. The team of volunteers kindly donate wonderful crafted items to sell in the Community Shop to help support what we do. You can purchase them from Art Ninja HQ or through the online SHOP.

Who is the Director of ActiviTea CIC?

ActiviTea CIC is run by me, Mia Monroe and my team of Art Ninjas.

You can find out more about me HERE.

How can you get involved? 

Art Ninja HQ is always looking for volunteers to help at events or to just collect donated items from the local area. It can also be a good opportunity to gain some work experience either in Art Ninja HQ or with Ninja-Swim, so please get in touch and I will do my best to help. You can help us by telling your friends and just coming along, or by donating hand crafted goods to sell as a fundraiser, or even a donation would be so gratefully received.

Become an Art Ninja Partner...

This is an annual payment of £20 which supports our work here in the community. As an Art Ninja Partner you will also get special benefits to show our appreciation of your support. You will be invited to attend social events and get priority booking for workshops, events and support groups. You will also have the option of using a safe space to store your ongoing projects (subject to space of course depending upon the size of your project!) and a special Art Ninja enamel badge too! 

How can I donate? 

If you have any unwanted craft or art materials please consider donating them to Art Ninja HQ, they would most definately not go to waste! At Art Ninja HQ we focus on repurposing waste and everyday items, but art and craft materials are our biggest outlay, and it is brilliant to be able to make use of unwanted items. Just get in touch to arrange collection or drop off.

There is a £ donation page set up through PayPal, click the button below, which accepts donations whether you have your own PayPal account or not. Donations are also gratefully accepted at Art Ninja HQ.