Berks & Bucks FA help football clubs obtain funding, but the funding is so diverse, and sometimes only available to small regional areas or specific projects, so working out who is eligible for what can be a tricky task to navigate through.
Ceratopia were asked to develop an interactive funding guide in the form of a PDF document that could be emailed to interested clubs and take them directly to the funds they could apply for.
The initial guide was laid out in Adobe InDesign and once the design and layout was agreed was converted into a PDF file. Then, using Adobe Acrobat Pro, interactive elements were invisibly laid on that allows for the person reading it to be guided through to relevant pages by clicking on aspects that are pertinent to them. The final page anyone using the file would arrive at is a list of available funding they can apply for, which in turn takes them directly to that source's application page, or shows them what to do next.
Although it sounds complicated, such an interactive document is simple enough to produce as long as all the data it needs to function is gathered beforehand, and as a tool for the end user it saves a lot of time and hassle, and, in this case, presents the BBFA in a positive light too.
If we can help you with a similar interactive document then do get in touch.
A little over a week ago I was at the New Forest Arts Festival launch event at the Minstead Trust along with lots of other artists and performers. It was fascinating to see the broad scope of the festival reflected in those attending, from theatre to painting, Morris dancing to cartoons.
This year, for the New Forest Arts Festival, I'll be in Lyndhurst at the Community Centre indulging in some live cartooning on a big board. Come along and see me draw on Saturday 17th from 11am to 5pm, and there'll be an opportunity to have a go at cartooning yourselves as you watch.
The Community Centre is at the opposite end of the main car park to the New Forest Museum, so easy to find and plenty of parking, and if you have parking clock you can park for free too!