Meet Nic Williams – our new Community Lead

“When the community lead a project, the take up and engagement is always better. It’s always important to put community at the heart of whatever we do.”

Nic Williams has recently joined The Renewal Trust team to help us do just that and with 23 years working in the community he’s certainly a familiar face! We caught up with Nic to find out more about his work to date and his plans for The Renewal Trust.

What inspired you to join The Renewal Trust team?

I’ve always had a passion for community work and it was important in my previous role in education. Having worked alongside the Trust in the past I was always impressed with the work the organisation does and how it engages the community.

Nic Williams, Community Lead at The Renewal Trust

What do you think is special about the area and its communities?

I’ve always liked the fact that the community comes together in times of need or to support others. We also have some great facilities on our doorstep, from St Ann’s Allotments to Brendon Lawrence Sports Centre, and I’ll be looking at how the community can get the most out of them, working alongside local people and our partner organisations.

What community projects are you involved with and why are they important to you?

I love bringing the community together. This year, I hosted a ‘Great Get Together’ and ‘Nations Biggest Sports Day’. I’m already looking forward to hosting these again in 2020. There’s nothing better than all ages coming together and having fun, we need more of it.

How can people get involved with the work you’re doing at The Renewal Trust?

As we grow the work of the Trust further in the community, there’ll be lots of opportunities to get involved. Keep an eye on social media and the Friday Bulletin for more details or email me at

Did you know?

Nic started his career as a Teaching Assistant and went on to become the first Primary Learning Mentor in Nottingham City, before becoming Director of Business and Community at Blue Bell Hill Primary School in St Ann’s. He also leads Church@Community – a family-orientated church meeting held in the community for all ages.