Bankstown Poetry Slam is a primarily run volunteer collective under the auspice of Bankstown Youth Development Service (BYDS). The monthly slam is majority funded by donations made by attendees. In 2017, Australia Council of the Arts provided a grant to Bankstown Poetry Slam to assist with the administrative costs associated with running the slam. 

Bankstown Poetry Slam will occasionally run high school programs, events and projects with funding sought from external organisations. If you have any questions about our funding sources, you can contact Bankstown Youth Development Service (BYDS) at info@byds.org.au.