Planning your National Hate Crime Awareness Week

Step by step guide

Key dates

  • 15th July - NationalHCAW Conference
  • July - we hope to confirm MOPAC Funding and order resources
  • September - Delivery, Packing and Distribution of NationalHCAW Resources
  • Sat 12th October - National Week begins
  • Sun 13th October -  Service at St Paul's Cathedral
  • Sat 19th October - National Week ends
  • Sun 20th - 10th International Day of Hope and Remembrance


Now is the time to start thinking about what you would like to do during National Hate Crime Awareness Week and who you are going to work with.

Check out our Report Hate Crime section for links to key partners including;

  • Local Police Services
  • Local Councils
  • Third Party Organisations

Think about how you can get your Local Councillors, Members of Parliament and Police and Crime Commissioners involved (encourage them to add their support).

Think about how you can include communities affected by hate crime; disabled people, people of faith or no faith, people from different races, lesbians, bisexuals, gay men and transgender people. 

Involve people of all age groups, sexes and alternative sub-cultures. 

Think about how you can include the Roma, Gypsy Traveller communities too - this is especially important this year as we remember Johnny Delaney at St Paul's Cathedral.

National Hate Crime Google Map

We have set up this national Google Map to register any hate crime events taking place around the UK in 2019.

We have also added markers to show council websites and used Freedom of Information Research  (FOI 2017) to indicate which councils provide hate crime information on their websites.

Register your events

Let us know what you are organising so that we can add marker to the National Google Map 2019. We can also promote what you are doing via our social media - so please like and follow our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter profiles.

Ideas for activities you could organise

Check out our ideas below and let us know if you have any other ideas too.

Service at St Paul's Cathedral

Register and join us for our annual service of Hope and Remembrance for those affected by hate crime at St Paul's Cathedral. Let us know if other places of worship are hosting events during the week as well.

Order NationalHCAW Resources

We currently have no funding confirmed to provide free NationalHCAW resources - so you may want to consider designing and producing your own. Please feel welcome to use the NationalHCAW Logo available in downloads below.

Support our social media campaign

Each year we promote H.O.P.E.  Raising Hate crime awareness, improving Operational responses to hate crime, Preventing hate crime and Empowering Communities. This year we think it is essential to reinforce the message that there is No Place For Hate in the UK.

Download PDF posters and leaflets

We have created some PDF Posters and leaflets which you are welcome to download, print and use. Feel welcome to adapt them for local use. We have also attached PDF posters provided by some of our partners and encourage you to visit their websites too.

Other ways you can support 17-24-30 NationalHCAW

We welcome donations however big or small. We have a small team of volunteers based in London and we welcome you to join the UKHC Network group on LinkedIn.

Frequently Asked Questions

Check out the Frequently Asked Questions section below. If you have any questions  please  get in touch via the contact form here.

Thank you for supporting National Hate Crime Awareness Week 2019

We look forward to hearing about what you achieve this year.

Mark Healey

Founder 17-24-30 NationalHCAW

View our NationalHCAW Archive Page

If you are interested in the history of National Hate Crime Awareness Week and how it evolved out of the London Vigils against Hate Crime organised by 17-24-30 NationalHCAW check out this archive we have set up.

National Hate Crime Awareness Weeks

This covers every national week from its beginning in October 2012 to the current day. It includes details of resources funded and distributed, photos from the annual services at St Paul's Cathedral, the National Hate Crime Google Maps we have created since 2015 and links to the letters of support we have received.

London Vigils Against Hate Crime

This  covers the four London Vigils against Hate Crime that 17-24-30 NationalHCAW organised between October 2009 to October 2012.

The first London Vigil against Hate Crime was inspired by the death of Ian Baynham in London and the attack on James Parkes in Liverppol.

Planning your NationalHCAW

View this year's National Hate Crime Google Map 2019


Organise and register awareness events


Book tickets for the service at St Paul's Cathedral


Order and download resources


Promote our social media campaign


Ask us questions and we will do our best to answer them.


National Hate Crime Google Map 2019

Register your Hate Crime Events

Event details we need: Date | Title of event | Start Time | End Time | Event Description Address | Postcode | More information | Booking link: URL address for website

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Example event submission


IDEAS FOR activities you could organise

Pop up stalls


Work in partnership with your local authorities, key organisations and communities affected by hate crime. Run a series of pop up stalls.

Put up poster displays


Gather together a collection of Hate Crime Awareness Posters and make a display of them in your place of work, study or worship.

Run community workshops


Organise an event - it could be a talk about hate crime, a training event, or event a conference. Register it with us!

Hold fundraising events


Organise a fundraising event in support of local hate crime advice and support services. We welcome donations too!

Facilitate hate crime vigils


Remember those lost, and those who need our on-going support. Organise a vigil to bring people together.

Use your social media


Share our posts and contribute your thoughts and ideas to our campaign via National Hate Crime Awareness Week Facebook page.

An Act of Hope And Remembrance for those affected by Hate CRIME

A special service at St Paul's Cathedral to bring together communities affected by hate crime.

Sunday 13th October 2019.

17:00 Diversity Choir Rehearsal
17:30 Greet Guests on the Steps of St Paul's Cathedral
18:00 Guests take seats under the dome

BSL Interpreters Martin Fox-Roberts and Daniel Roberts

  • Diversity Choir as people arrive . 
  • Greeting by St Paul's
  • Bible Reading by TBC
  • 2 Short speeches: Mark Healey (17-24-30)/  2nd Speaker TBC
  • Diversity Choir piece  
  • Lighting of National Candle of Hope and Remembrance in memory of Johnny Delaney
  • Poem TBC
  • 2 Short speeches: TBC
  • Diversity Choir piece  

18:45 End of Act of Remembrance

  • After service there will be photos taken with the London Borough Mayors, speakers, and guests.

19:30 St Paul's Cathedral closes.

A retiring collection will be taken in aid of 17-24-30 No To Hate Crime Campaign with any funds raised dedicated to tackling hate crime in the UK.  

Remembering Johnny Delaney

This year we are honoured to be joined by the mother of Johnny Delaney who will light the National Candle of Hope and Remembrance in his memory.

We will also invite 51 guests to step forward during the service to light smaller candles in memory of the 51 people killed in Christchurh, New Zealand, earlier this year.

The National Candle of Hope and Remembrance will remain lit in St Paul's Cathedral for the duration of National Hate Crime Awareness Week.



Mark Healey speaking on behalf of 17-24-30 NationalHCAW

BSL Interpreters confirmed

St Paul's Cathedral


We are  welcomed by St Paul's Cathedral

Diversity Choir


Diversity Choir will be performing this year.

Lighting Of Candles


Each year a National Candle of Hope and Remembrance is lit and remains in the Cathedral for the duration of the week.

This year the candle will be lit in memory of Johnny Delaney

Roma Gypsy Traveller killed in a hate crime attack


London Region - Ordering Resources


The Mayors Office Policing and Crime (MOPAC)  has provided 17-24-30 National Hate Crime Awareness Week  with funding to provide NationalHCAW resources for London  since 2012.

This has enabled us to order and distribute thousands of t-shirts, wrist-bands, mugs and badges across London.  We created and distributed 32 large borough resource boxes for the police teams to use in each of the London Boroughs, and 300 smaller resource packs for London-based groups and organisations to use.

MOPAC have confirmed that they are providing us with £25,000 worth of funding for resources for London this year.

Register your interest in receiving resources

If you are a London-based group or organisation holding hate crime awareness events in London then please register now for one of our 300 resource packs.

These will be issued on a first come first served basis.

Please click the link and complete the Google Form.


England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales Regions

We received £25k funding from the Department of Housing, Communities and Local Government DHCLG in 2017.

This enabled us to produce 250 resource packs that were distributed across England and Wales in 2017.

Unfortunately this funding was not repeated in 2018 and 2019.

We are happy to put you in touch with our suppliers so that you can order t-shirts and badges directly from them using our designs. Speak to Claire at B-Loony.


NATIONALHCAW Social Media Campaign 2019

Step by step guide to our social media campaign 2019


We believe most people  want to live in peace and harmony with each other. Most people believe hate crime targeted at people because of their disability, faith or beliefs, gender identity, race or sexual orientation is repugnant.

Which is why we are promoting the slogan No Place for Hate in the UK

1. Sign up to our national hate crime mailing list.

We produce a regular newsletter sharing information about our work, including update from across the hate crime sector (we prefer to call it the #LoveNotHateCommunity).

If you are tackling hate crime - tell us about it so we can promote your work too.

2. Like and follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!

We are creating social media content which we will share through our social media profiles, please like and share it with your social media profiles and help us maximise social media engagement across the UK.

We have created some Facebook Photo Albums which we would love you to share .

We have also created some Twitter lists that you may find useful. Let us know i fyou want t o be added to any of these Twitter lists.

3. Promote our No Place For Hate In The UK slogan and  our message of H.O.P.E.

H.O.P.E. stands for hate crime awareness, operational responses to hate crime, preventing hate crime and empowering communities to respond to hate crime.

We will be updating our  series of social media graphics to promote No Place For Hate in the UK and H.O.P.E.  and invite you to develop your own as well.

4. Use our hash tags 

Tag us in your posts @nationalHCAW or #NationalHCAW

We want to take people on a journey – hence the three hashtags we use #WeStandTogether (Green a traditional start colour) aiming to bring people together, #NoPlaceForHate (Red a traditional stop colour) opposing

hate crime in our communities, #SafePlaceForAll (Blue representing

blue skies ahead where we can live in peace and harmony together. 

We also use #LoveNotHate #LoveNotHateCommunity

5. Register your hate crime awareness events with us so we can place them on the NationalHCAW google map we have set up to show events around the UK.

Contact us if you would like to embed the Google Map on your websites!

We want to promote as many hate crime awareness events throughout the year as possible, not just during National Hate Crime Awareness Week.

6. Use our updated NationalHCAW Logo

You are welcome to use the #NationalHCAW logo  - All we ask is you send us a copy so we can add it to our #NationalHCAW archive.

7. Network with local authorities, key partners and communities affected by hate crime.

Join our UK Hate Crime Group on Linkedin

News and Social Media Page

In this section you will find;

News updates

Displays the top 10 most recent posts from our 17-24-30 NationalHCAW blog.

Newsletter Signup

Provides an opportunity to sign up to our MailChimp newsletter for regular updates about our work.


Links to three Facebook pages; 17-24-30 NationalHCAW (charity page), NationalHCAW (National week page), and IntDOR (International Day page).


Links to our NationalHCAW Instagram profile.


Links to our NationalHCAW and IntDOHAR Twitter profiles.


Links to our 17-24-30 NationalHCAW Company page and UKHC Network group.

Hash Tags

Details the regular hash tags we use to promote our work.







No Place For Disability Hate Crime


No Place for Faith/Belief Hate Crime


No place for Race Hate Crime



NationalHCAW Logo 2019


National Hate Crime Awareness Week Logo, available for use to promote anti-hate crime awareness events around the UK.

NationalHCAW Leaflet 2019


New Leaflet to promote National Hate Crime Awareness Week 2019

NationalHCAW Frames 2019


Poster Pack to promote National Hate Crime Awareness Week 2019

NHCAW Posters 2018


Last years posters updated with this year's dates.

17-24-30 Trifold Leaflet 2018


Provides information about 17-24-30

NationalHCAW Poster 2019


Poster Pack to promote National Hate Crime Awareness Week

Hate Crime Awareness


Making sure everyone knows what hate crime is, what impact it has on our communities and how we can work together to prevent it.

Operational Responses to Hate Crime


Understand how the police respond to hate crime, and think how we can prepare our communities and ourselves to respond as well.

Prevention of Hate Crime


Making sure we learn from previous hate crime attacks so that we can prevent them happening again.

Empowering Communities


Ensuring local authorities consult, resource and involve our communities in the process and development of local hate crime action plans.

Other ways you can support 17-24-30 NationalHCAW


What is 17-24-30?

 17-24-30 is the first part of our charity's name; 17-24-30 NationalHCAW. It is a combination of the dates of the three nail bomb attacks on Brixton (17th), Brick Lane (24th) and Soho (30th April 1999)

What is NationalHCAW?

NationalHCAW is the second part of our charity's name; 17-24-30 NationalHCAW. It stands for National Hate Crime Awareness Week.

What does the charity do?

17-24-30 NationalHCAW exists to organise the April Acts of Remembrance, National Hate Crime Awareness Week in October and our annual hate crime awareness campaign.

What are the April Acts of Remembrance?

The April Acts of Remembrance are three acts of remembrance to mark the anniversaries of the three nail Bomb attacks on Brixton, Brick Lane and Soho which take place on the 17th, 24th and 30th April each year.

What is National Hate Crime Awareness Week?

National Hate Crime Awareness Week is a week of action that takes place in the UK to encourage local authorities (police and councils), key partners and communities affected by hate crime to work together to tackle local hate crime.

What is the annual hate crime awareness campaign?

The campaign promotes H.O.P.E.

(a) To raise Hate crime awareness,
(b) To improve Operational responses,
(c) To Prevent hate crime and,

(d) To to Empower communities.

What are the different strands of hate crime?

Since 2007 five strands of hate crime have been monitored by the Police.

  • Disability Hate Crime
  • Faith Hate Crime
  • Gender Identity Hate Crime
  • Race Hate Crime 
  • Sexual Orientation Hate Crime.

Hate Crime directed towards members of alternative subcultures is also recognised by some police services.

What is a hate crime?

Hate crimes are any crimes that are targeted at a person because of hostility or prejudice towards that person’s:

  • disability
  • race or ethnicity
  • religion or belief
  • sexual orientation
  • transgender identity

This can be committed against a person or property. A victim does not have to be a member of the group at which the hostility is targeted. In fact, anyone could be a victim of a hate crime.

What is a hate incident?

 Hate Incidents can feel like crimes to those who suffer them and often escalate to crimes or tension in a community. 

For this reason the police are concerned about incidents and you can use this site to report non-crime hate incidents. 

The police can only prosecute when the law is broken but can work with partners to try and prevent any escalation in seriousness. 

Does the charity work with victims of hate crime?

Our expertise is delivering the April Acts of Remembrance, National Hate Crime Awareness Week and our annual H.O.P.E. Campaign.

The focus of our work is bring local authorities, key partners and communities affected by hate crime together to tackle hate crime.

We don't have the capacity to take on individual case work so we refer victims of hate crime to existing advice and support services where possible.

What should I do if I witness or experience a hate crime?

In an emergency you should call the police by dialling 999, dial 101 if it is not an emergency.

If you don't want to speak to the police then you could contact your local council (some but not all have officers who can deal with hate crime). 

Or you could contact a third party advice and support organisation.

Why should I report hate crime?


Hate crimes and incidents hurt; they can be confusing and frightening.

By reporting them when they happen to you, you may be able to prevent these incidents from happening to others.

You will also help the police understand the extent of hate crime in your local area so they can better respond to it.

Reporting makes a difference - to you, your friends, and your life.

When does NationalHCAW take place?

The national week takes place between the second and third Saturday in October each year.

Does the national week have a theme?

The aim of the week is to encourage local authorities, key partners and communities affected by hate crime to work together to tackle local hate crime. 

Does the national week cover all the hate crime strands?

Yes - the national week covers all forms of hate crime. We believe hate crime is unacceptable in all its forms and that we can prevent it  by working together.

Can we use the Nationalhcaw logo?

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.

17-24-30 NationalHCAW, C/0 Studio 151, 15 Ingestre Place, London W1F 0JH

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

How can people get involved in #NationalHCAW?

There are so many ways that people can get involved and support the national week. (1) Join our mailing list so you are informed what we are doing. (2) Encourage your local authorities to support the week. (3) Support anti-hate crime charities and organisations. (4) promote our work through your social media. (5) Consider volunteering with us.