Welcome to Castlemaine Community House!

Castlemaine Community House is a welcoming place, bringing people together to connect and strengthen our community.

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Final Call for Job Opportunity at CCH!

growing-abundance-logo-smDo you have skills and experience as a grant writer? Are you familiar with corporate sponsorship and crowd sourcing? Castlemaine Community House is seeking expressions of interest from people with a proven ability to generate revenue to deliver ongoing financial sustainability for our Growing Abundance Program. Could this be you? More Details.





Looking forward to Term Four!

Cover of the 2014 Spring Program at Castlemaine Community HouseThe Community House Spring Program for term four is available now! You can pick up a copy from the Community House or the library – or download your own copy here. Highlights include fun in Spanish for your little ones, Needle felting and doll making, and workshops on sourdough breadmaking and edible weeds.






Sourdough Breadmaking back by popular demand!

slices of breadBe your own baker! This popular workshop is back on 25 October. Come learn how to make scrumptious bread that you will be able to make in your own home, in your own time. There will be limited places for this one so book in early! More Details.






Food For Thought: “Right to Land and Seed” in times of climate change

Right to Land and Seed: a still from the documentaryOur Food for Thought program includes field trips, speakers, films and discussions about food and sustainability. Later this month we will be screening a documentary exploring climate change and its impact on food security. “Right to Land and Seed: Food Sovereignty in Times of Climate Change” is a thought provoking exploration of countries vulnerable to this – and how grassroots movements are creating positive change. More Details.




Information from Mount Alexander Shire Council

Mount Alexander Shire Council logoMt Alexander Shire Council has a short term vacancy for a Prevention of Violence Against Women coordinator.  They are seeking the services of an experienced community development worker to lead the completion of this project. It is a fixed term contract and is a senior role within council requiring a person with high level project management and community development skills and expertise. More Details

Mount Alexander Shire Council Community Grants

Mount Alexander Shire Council Community Grant applications for the 2014-2015 round open on 22 August – and close on 26 September. Grants are allocated tosupport a range of local community-based projects and initiatives through the Strengthening Our Community Grants Scheme. More information on the council website.


Cooking for Numbers: new course starting very soon!

images-1Want to learn to cook on a big scale for community events? Would you or someone else in your community group like to learn some better ways to do catering? We have another course starting soon, one day a week for four weeks. We haven’t finalised the starting date, but let us know if you’re interested. The course starts with theory, and includes catering for real events, so you would learn how to do everything from planning the menu, ordering, preparing, etc. through to serving something like a community lunch. More details.



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