Awards: What awards or honors has the project received?
NESTA 50 New Radicals who are changing Britain for the better in 2014
Where have you learnt about the competition?
Tell us about your partnerships:
Delivery partnerships with Housing Association Charitable Trust to create a Sunday Assembly product for service delivery of social services. Pilot in development with Poplar HARCA.
Rider Publishing and Ebury (subsidiaries of Random House) publishing a Sunday Assembly book.
Wilderness Festival - event partners with whom we are developing a Sunday Assembly location for their festival.
Challenges: What challenges might hinder the success of your project and how do you plan to overcome them?
Over reliance on CEO - This has been mitigated through the appointment of an experienced COO to work alongside Sanderson, the recruitment of an experienced team to the management board and board of trustees.
Rapid spread of assemblies dilutes the brand’s value – We have grown quickly and now has 63 assemblies in 10 countries. We are introducing an accreditation process to ensure all assemblies are of the quality we require.
Unable to get sufficient revenue to support mission - We are creating a trading subsidiary which will deliver events and products which draw on SA brand.