FA Trophy 2020-21 prize money explained – here's how much Hartlepool United, Notts County, Chesterfield and more could earn in the competition
Hartlepool United enter the FA Trophy at Halifax Town this weekend – but how much money could they potentially earn in the competition this season?
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the 2019-20 FA Trophy is still yet to be completed with League Two Harrogate Town set to face National League South Concord Rangers at Wembley.
The competition has seen a slight change of format this season with National League teams now entering at the third round stage opposed to the first round as they had done in previous years.
But the run to the final will remain the same for fifth tier sides as they will still be required to knock out five teams to reach Wembley.
The third round by means this is already the furthest Hartlepool United have got in the competition after being knocked out twice in the first round and once in the second round during their previous campaigns.
But their manager Dave Challinor remains the most recent manager to lift the Trophy, doing so with AFC Fylde in 2019.
This season, Pools are guaranteed to take away at least £1,250 in prize money from the competition. But a run to the final could see the club earn a total of £54,000 while winning the competition outright would get £84,750 in prize money.
So far this season Pools have earned £15,032 in the FA Cup after they were beaten 2-0 after extra-time at Salford City in the first round.
In the Trophy, Challinor’s side would have to reach the quarter-final stage in order to generate a similar amount of prize money.
Here’s the full breakdown...
First round qualifying: Winners receive £1500, losers receive £400Second round qualifying: Winners receive £2250 losers receive £575Third round qualifying: Winners receive £2450, losers receive £625First round: Winners receive £3000, losers receive £775Second round: Winners receive £3750, losers receive £1000Third round (Hartlepool United enter): Winners receive £4500, losers receive £1250Fourth round: Winners receive £5250, losers receive £1500Fifth round: Winners receive £6000, losers receive £1750Quarter Final: Winners receive £7500, losers receive £2000Semi-Final: Winners receive £15,000, losers receive £5000Final runners-up: £30,000Final winners: £60,000