Is a regular gift eligible for match funding? Regular giving from new donors who choose to sign up before 30th September will be match-funded for up to three payments. The UK government will match up to three regular payments received within the appeal period and up to the end of the grace period - 30th November. No more than three direct debit payments will be eligible for matching - only two may be matched if the payment is set up towards the end of the appeal and the third instalment falls outside of the grace period. This is to account for the time lag between when the new regular giver signs up, and when their first payment is made.