Frequently Asked Questions

What is 17-24-30?

17-24-30 is the name of a small charity registered with HMRC Ref Xt30898 which was set up to organise the April Acts of Remembrance, marking the anniversaries of the London Nail Bomb attacks on Brixton (17th), Brick Lane (24th) and Soho (30th) April 1999.

What does #NHCAW stand for?

#NationalHCAW stands for National Hate Crime Awareness Week.


The week is organised by 17-24-30 No To Hate Crime Campaign.

What is Hate Crime?

Hate Crime is a criminal act motivated by a prejudice towards an individual

What is the point of #NationalHCAW?

The week aims to encourage local authorities(police and councils) to work with key partners (anti-hate crime groups and organisations) and communities affected by hate crime to tackle local hate crime.

When does #NationalHCAW take place?

#NationalHCAW takes place between the second to third Saturday in October each year.

What is a Hate Incident?

A hate crime incident is an act of prejudice which may not break the law but may still be reported and recorded.

What forms of hate crime does #NationalHCAW focus on?

We focus on the five monitored hate crime strands; Disability, Faith, Gender Identity, Race and Sexuality. 

We also recognise other emerging hate crime strands - alternative subcultures (highlighted by the Sophie Lancaster case) and Misogyny.

How can people get involved in #NationalHCAW?

There are many ways that people can get involved in the week. Attend other people's events, think about organising your own events?


Check out the Planning your #NationalHCAW week section of this website for ideas.

Can we use the #NationalHCAW Logo to promote our event?

Yes you can use the #NationalHCAW logo as long as your events and activities support the spirit of the week.


Please send us samples of any artwork you produce for our archive.

Why are #NationalHCAW resources only available for London this year?

Last year we had funding from the Department of Communities and Local Government to produce national resources for the week. They have not provided us with any funding this year.

The Mayors Office Policing and Crime (MOPAC) provide us with funding for resources for London this year.

Do you work with victims of hate crime?

Our expertise is delivering the April Acts of Remembrance and National Hate Crime Awareness Week.


We don't have the capacity to take on individual cases, so we will refer people to existing services where possible.

What do you hope to achieve through #NationalHCAW

We want to bring people together, to remember those we have lost and stand in solidarity with those who have been attacked.


We want to encourage communities to say no to hate crime, to be prepared to respond when it occurs and prevent it where possible.