The Northern Ireland Independent Retail Trade Association and the Northern Ireland Crime Prevention panel have extended their small business security grants scheme. Retailers can apply for up to £1,000 worth of security equipment to protect their business from crime. Applications will be given a score on history of crime, risk of crime in the area and levels of security already in operation. Those with the lowest scores will be rejected. Only businesses employing less than 10 full-time staff are eligible. {{NEWS }}