Guiseley would earn almost £20,000 if they reached the first round of the 2020/21 Emirates FA Cup, half of what they would have last season by reaching the same stage.

The FA have decided to cut the prize funds and revert back to their 2017/18 levels, due to the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The competition will start on Tuesday 1 September with the early draws for the extra preliminary and preliminary rounds to be released on Tuesday 18 August. There will also be no replays during qualifying this term.

Bradford (Park Avenue) and Guiseley will enter at the second round qualifying point on October 3 and will earn £3,375 each by being victorious in that fixture.

If either club were to win another two matches to reach the first round proper, they would make £18,375 in total.

737 clubs will enter the tournament with the likes of non league sides Albion Sports, Barnoldswick, Campion Eccleshill United, Liversedge, Silsden and Thackley all starting at the primary stage.

Another national competition those group of teams, plus Steeton, will be involved in is the FA Vase, which commences on Tuesday 19 September with a prize fund in excess of £45,000 for the winner.

The two aforementioned National League North clubs begin their FA Trophy journeys in the second round proper on Saturday 5 December.

If one team were to advance they would earn £5,250, going all the way would result in recouping in excess of £90,000.